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Published Friday 27 April 2018
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Council welcomes master plan funding for aquatic facility in southern Mitchell

Mitchell Shire Council Mayor Rhonda Sanderson has welcomed $150,000 from the Victorian Government in the upcoming state budget to develop a master plan for an aquatic facility in southern Mitchell.

“It is fantastic to see the Victorian Government investing in growth areas in the early stages of developing new communities and providing funding to explore major recreational projects which have the potential to have such a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of our community.

“Establishing an aquatic facility in southern Mitchell has been a project strongly supported by our community for a number of years and was identified as a long-term goal in Council’s Aquatic Strategy 2014-2024.

“With towns such as Wallan and Beveridge experiencing major population growth and estimated future populations of 160-170,000 people, it makes sense to start the planning for these kind of facilities now in order to meet the needs of our expanding community into the future.

“This funding will help Council investigate factors such as the best location for the facility, what services it could offer and what funding would be needed to build it. It is important to note this is a significant project which won’t happen overnight, but this funding will get us a little closer to being in a position to secure funding to build this community asset in the future.

“We’d like to sincerely thank the Victorian Government and our local representatives Danielle Green and Jaclyn Symes for funding these important planning works in the upcoming state budget.”