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Published Friday 28 June 2019
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Fitness equipment to be installed

Play space, parks and recreational reserve users will soon be given more options to exercise and work out when brand-new outdoor fitness stations are installed in Mitchell Shire.

The accessible outdoor fitness equipment will be installed at Hadfield Park, Wallan, and Hudson Park, Kilmore, in mid-July and will be free to use for residents, ratepayers and visitors alike.

The outdoor fitness stations will include a “wet-pour” soft fall rubber flooring surface at each site location, a concrete apron surround and vibrant, effective and long-lasting fitness equipment of all types to suit a broad range of users and athletic ability.

Community groups, sporting clubs and play space and reserve users can utilise the brand-new equipment to get fit at any time of the day.

The equipment is currently being manufactured.

This project is through a Victorian Government grant. State government have allocated to the project through their Growing Suburbs Fund and a $25,000 contribution from the Wandong Wallan Lions Club.

In Mitchell Shire, only 32 per cent of residents are within the healthy Body Mass Index (BMI) range, compared with the Victorian State average of 39 per cent.

This proves the importance of providing more equipment for community use to promote an active lifestyle.

Quotes Attributable to Mitchell Shire Council Mayor Bill Chisholm

“We are pleased to help provide more fitness equipment for our residents, ratepayers and visitors, in Mitchell Shire. It is important to offer a wide-range of equipment for use in our community,” he said.

“Sporting teams will be able to host pre-season events with this equipment and people using the recreational spaces can decide to use it when exercising.

“I would like to extend my congratulations to the Wandong Wallan Lions Club for helping make this project happen. This kind of community spirit is brilliant to see; well done.

“This is a positive step forward for health in our municipality and I would like to thank the Victorian Government for their assistance.”