Upgraded facilities promote inclusivity at Greenhill Reserve
Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence was in Wallan on Tuesday 9 August for the official opening of the Greenhill Reserve Female Friendly Changeroom Conversion Project.
The project will help more women get involved in local sport with the main oval change rooms upgraded to be more female friendly.
Shower dividers have been added in the changerooms and all urinals have been removed and replaced with extra toilets.
Public access toilets and umpire change rooms are now located at the front of the building for safer access.
A first aid room and a verandah have been added as well as more storage.
The Greenhill Recreational Precinct is catering for growth in the south of Mitchell Shire and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to participate.
The upgrade further encourages female participants and equitable access to the main oval.
The $760,000 project received $500,000 from Sport and Recreation Victoria’s Local Sport Infrastructure Fund’s Female Friendly Facilities stream and $260,000 from Mitchell Shire Council.
Quotes from Mitchell Shire Mayor
Local sport is a big part of our Shire and it’s only going to become more important as we grow.
A big part of providing for Mitchell Shire’s growth is making sure all areas of our community can participate in sport and recreation activities.
More women and girls are getting involved in our local sports clubs and our facilities need to reflect that.
This partnership between the Victorian Government, Greenhill Reserve Committee of Management, Wallan Football Netball Club, Wallan Junior Football Club and Council means women and girls can feel safe and comfortable when they want to play a sport in Mitchell Shire.
Cr Bill Chisholm
This page was last updated on 10 August 2022.