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Published Thursday 18 March 2021
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Outdoor fitness equipment opens in Kilmore

Hudson Park, Kilmore, now has its own outdoor fitness equipment for casual community use.

The all-ability fitness station, installed across three individual pods, offers a full body workout with a stepper, chest press, leg press and a purpose-built rubber surface.

The fitness equipment pods were opened by Member for Northern Victoria the Hon. Jaclyn Symes in Hudson Park on Friday 12 March

The project includes the installation of a large outdoor fitness pod in Hadfield Park, Wallan, that was opened in 2019.

The sites include a range of different equipment and are the product of a Mitchell Shire Youth Council initiative.

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

The project was made possible through a Victorian Government grant of $142,000 through the Growing Suburbs Fund, a $25,000 contribution from the Wallan-Wandong Lions Club and a Council contribution of $29,000.

Comments from Mayor Rhonda Sanderson

"We’re always looking for ways to deliver more liveable local communities. Outdoor fitness stations and playgrounds help promote physical activity and encourage people of all ages to come together in a safe space," she said.

"Staying active and connected is all part of a resilient and strong community – which Mitchell Shire is."

Comments from Youth Council Mayor Thomas Starkey

"The outdoor fitness equipment looks amazing. The Youth Council is proud to be working alongside Mitchell Shire Council as we have been able to achieve so much together. This equipment will help people of all ages stay fit," he said.

"Physical exercise helps improve mental and physical health of people. This is something the Youth Council are very passionate about."

This page was last updated on 18 March 2021.