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Published Friday 19 July 2019
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Wallan Bowling Club lights up

The Wallan Bowling Club will now be able to offer around the clock bowls after turning their brand-new lights on.

The Club, which boasts about 80 members and 60 active bowlers, celebrated the new infrastructure at an event on Friday, 19 July with Mitchell Shire Councillors and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green.

Mitchell Shire Council worked alongside the Wallan Bowling Club to have the lighting installed. The Victorian Government contributed $70,000 towards the project through the Strategic Community Sports Fund.

Council would to thank Ms Green and the Victorian Government for their ongoing support.

The lighting will further enhance the Wallan Bowling Club. Two years ago, the club received funding from the State Government to convert one of their two grass greens to a synthetic surface - which will now be lit up.

Mitchell Shire’s population is rapidly growing, and Council is working with clubs and community groups to proactively fit out the region with new infrastructure.

Lights on
The Wallan Bowling Club's new lights in action.
Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm

“The Wallan Bowling Club is a brilliant group which has been able to help residents and visitors alike play the sport of bowls,” he said.

“Staying active and connected is all part of a resilient and strong community, which Mitchell Shire is, so to be able to help fund new projects is a great result for everybody. Our growth is here now and investment in good facilities, services and infrastructure is critical for a good quality of life for our community.

“I can’t wait to see how many new competitions or events the Wallan Bowling Club will put on. They can now run events year-round and that is great.

“I would like to thank the Victorian Government for their support and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green for joining us during this exciting opening.”

Quotes attributable to Wallan Bowling Club Geoff Symons

"I cannot express what this will do for our club as we were the only bowling club in the district without lights," he said.

"I would like to say thank you to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green and Mitchell Shire Council."

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