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Published Tuesday 3 May 2022
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Action aplenty at Greenhill Reserve

An abundance of work will soon be underway at Greenhill Reserve in Wallan.

Important drainage upgrades have been announced by Victorian Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence, and there'll also be a significant playspace upgrade at the reserve.

Additionally, Mitchell Shire Council’s vision to develop Greenhill Recreation Precinct came a step closer with the Federal Government committing $8 million to kickstart the project if re-elected.

Playspace upgrade

Greenhill Reserve will soon have a much-improved playspace, delivering a vital upgrade at the only large sports reserve in Mitchell’s south.

The new play equipment will include a large climbing cube double play unit, double swing set, seating and climbing rocks and logs for nature play.

Environmentally sustainable design principles have been introduced by incorporating nature play elements such as climbing rocks and logs around sections of the perimeter of the playground.

The addition of park seating will provide parents, guardians and carers with a safe and relaxing environment to adequately supervise the use of the play equipment.

The $140,000 project will receive $110,000 from the Victorian Government's Growing Suburbs Fund and $30,000 will be contributed by Council.

Wallan Football Ground Playground
The current playspace at Greenhill Reserve will undergo a much-needed upgrade, thanks to funding from the Victorian Government's Growing Suburbs Fund and Council.

Drainage improvements

Greenhill Reserve will receive an important drainage upgrade thanks to funding from the Victorian Government and Mitchell Shire Council.

The oval at Greenhill Reserve will be reshaped to remove the low spots and lateral drainage installed to eliminate the current ponding of water in key sections that limits use.

The oval is very heavily used, and the current drainage issues mean it cannot be used to its optimum level with serious damage occurring to the playing surface.

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Greenhill Reserve user group representatives joined Mitchell Shire Councillors and Victorian Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence to announce funding for important drainage works at Greenhill Reserve.

Election commitment

The Federal Government has committed $8 million to kickstart the Greenhill Recreation Precinct project if re-elected. This investment will help get the precinct underway and create funding opportunities for the next phases of the project.

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg along with Liberal candidate for McEwen Richard Welch made the announcement in the lead-up to the election.

The $8 million will go towards installing services to the site as well as works to support commencement of a gymnastics facility.

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Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg along with Liberal candidate for McEwen Richard Welch joined Mitchell Shire Deputy Mayor Fiona Stevens and Greenhill Reserve user groups to announce an election commitment of $8 to kickstart the Greenhill Recreation Precinct project if re-elected.

This page was last updated on 3 May 2022.