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Published Friday 21 October 2022
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Funding to upgrade Wallan's RB Robson Stadium

Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence was in Wallan on Wednesday 19 October 2022 to announce funding for an upgrade of RB Robson Stadium.

The Victorian Government are providing $480,000 and Mitchell Shire Council are providing $360,000 towards upgrades to amenities and the stadium’s courts to improve functionality and safety.

The project will deliver two unisex player change rooms, two umpire rooms and an umpire duty room.

The upgrade will also include sanding and resurfacing and installation of adjustable backboards on court 3.

RB Robson Stadium Committee of Management President Jodie Cloke said the upgraded stadium was an exciting development for the growing Wallan community.

“The stadium’s user groups, and the Committee of Management are thrilled with the announcement and are excited for the much-needed improvement and development,” she said.

“Thank you to Minister Ros Spence and Mitchell Shire Council for providing the funding for these works that will benefit the whole community.

“We are excited for these works to commence and allow the growth to continue at the stadium and in Wallan.”

Wallan Basketball President Tracy Connors said the improvements will address important issues for the club.

“The additional changerooms will mean our female teams will now have a private space to prepare for games,” she said.

“The sanding of the courts will mean the deteriorating surface will be safer to play on and the installation of height adjustable backboards means we can provide more inclusive basketball to our youngest players.

“I would like to thank Minister Ros Spence for helping us address these issues and Mitchell Shire Council, who we have been working with closely.

“This is a fabulous outcome for the Committee of Management and all user groups at RB Robson Stadium.”

Birralee Gymnastics President Jenni Wood said the stadium upgrade would benefit the whole Wallan community.

“On behalf of Birralee Gymnastics, we would like to thank Minister Ros Spence for recognising the work needed at the stadium and providing funding support,” she said.

“We'd also like to thank Mitchell Shire for their contribution and continuing to advocate on behalf of the community for better facilities in our Shire.”

Quotes from Councillor David Lowe

RB Robson Stadium is an important community asset that is heavily utilised by a wide range of user groups.

These new changeroom facilities will mean sport and recreation in Mitchell Shire is more accessible for everyone.

And the resurfaced courts mean everyone participating will enjoy much-improved user experience.

We are very grateful for this support from the Victorian Government that will help us cater for current demand and prepare for the future.

This page was last updated on 21 October 2022.