Ewing Park is set for a major transformation, thanks to a $2.89 million funding boost from the second round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program.
Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan today announced the project was one of 42 initiatives that secured funds in the second round of the program.
Once complete, Ewing Park will feature a Wheeled Sports and Community Recreation Hub that includes a skate and scooter park, learn to ride bicycle track, cycling trailhead and multipurpose shelter.
The Greater Bendigo community will also benefit from bike maintenance and drinking stations, connected paths and cycleways, all ages active recreation equipment, public toilets, landscaping and parking at the site.
The facility will provide a perfect base for United Cricket Club, Bendigo United Cricket Club, Sandhurst Junior Football Club and St Therese’s Junior Football Club to develop programs, train, host matches and events.
The project is expected to create new full-time jobs during the planning and design phase, and additional jobs when construction commences.
By working with local government authorities and sporting clubs and organisations, investment from the second round of the program is expected to create 600 local jobs and drive local economic activity worth more than $180 million.
A total of 70 projects have benefitted from a share of $178 million from the Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program, part of the Government’s $1.05 billion investment in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014.
For more information about the program and details on projects, go to sport.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan MP
“This project will support jobs, drive economic economy and produce a facility that will help more people in our community come together.” “We’re making sport and recreation more accessible, welcoming and inclusive for all Victorians, so more people can play the sport they love.”
“Congratulations to United Cricket Club, Bendigo United Cricket Club, Sandhurst Junior Football Club and St Therese’s Junior Football Club – this boost will go a long way to support the growing number of people in Bendigo keen to get involved in local sport and recreation.”