GREATER Shepparton City Council was successful in receiving funding from the State Government from the World Games Facilities Funding program, which will see a grant of $210,000 provided for lighting and fencing at Vibert Reserve.
Local sporting clubs play an important role within our communities and the improved facilities will enable large increases in soccer and rugby participation by providing improved access to playing surfaces under lights. The funding aligns with the council plan to assist in attracting major events to Greater Shepparton.
Greater Shepparton City Council Director Infrastructure, Phil Hoare said, “The funding will assist council to install 100 lux lighting across both eastern and western fields and new boundary fencing for the oval.
“The new lighting will enable all year round access to lit playing surfaces in the southern end of Shepparton and also to cater for a great number of training events and social games in our community.
“The funding will help meet the growing needs for players from various sports including soccer, cricket and rugby matches. This is an excellent result for our community’s need for access to additional playing fields,” Mr Hoare said.
Council will also contribute $105,000 of funding towards the project.