Mitchell Shire Council has welcomed nearly $1 million in Seymour revitalisation funding announced by the Victorian Government last week.
Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes MP confirmed Victorian Government funding for:
- $300,000 for revitalisation project support and planning
- $500,000 for upgrades in total across the three parks for Kings Park, Goulburn Park and Chittick Park
- Kings Park: refurbishment of change room, toilets and kitchen in main pavilion and lighting replacement in the green exhibition building
- Goulburn Park: upgrades to toilets, playground and landscaping (to further enhance the fishing platform being constructed)
- Chittick Park: landscaping, amenity improvements, a new space for youth activities including basketball half-court and reverse cycle air-conditioning units at the Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre stadium
- $50,000 for a feasibility study to progress linking Seymour to Tallarook from the Great Victorian Rail Trail.
- $47,000 to Seymour Railway Heritage Centre for their Getting Seymour Business Back on Track project
Mitchell Shire Council will deliver the bulk of projects including upgrades to Goulburn Park, Kings Park and Chittick Park as well as a feasibility study to link Seymour to the Great Victorian Rail Trail.
Council will also work closely with the other revitalisation project partners to help support planning for the wider revitalisation initiative as provided for in the Seymour Structure Plan and to identify projects for future years.
Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Rhonda Sanderson said it was good to see the ideas identified by the community in recent years turning into projects on the ground.
“The revitalisation is really pulling together a lot of strategic work we have undertaken with the community including the Council Plan, Seymour Structure Plan and Economic Development Strategy,” Cr Sanderson said.
“These projects are the first projects to be funded under the revitalisation banner. We hope there are more to come in future years to continue this great work and really help boost Seymour’s potential as a vibrant regional hub.”
“Council is one of many project partners working on the revitalisation project and I would like to thank Jaclyn Symes MP and the Victorian Government for their work leading this project.”
The State Government and Revitalisation Project Board can count on the continued support of Mitchell Shire Council.