THE City of Greater Bendigo has announced its proposed budget for 2014/2015.
The council is set to invest $9.2 million in 43 sport and recreation projects.
The projects to receive funding include:
• Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic Leisure and Wellbeing Centre
• Canterbury Park – Central Activity Area
• Bendigo Tennis Centre in Nolan Street – schematic design
• Bendigo Stadium – design for extension
• Continuous investment in small town recreation reserves and swimming pool upgrades
• Marong netball and tennis – new courts
• Spring Gully Tennis Club – detailed design
• Longlea Recreation Reserve – pavilion upgrade and extension
• Shadforth Park – soccer lighting installation
• North Bendigo Recreation Reserve – AFL and netball lighting
City of Greater Bendigo mayor Barry Lyons said the budget complement's the council's efforts to asses and improve the overall health and wellbeing of residents.
“Following on from the Active Living Census, which aimed to measure residents’ activity levels and barriers to active health, the City continues to gain an understanding of the facilities residents require to get outside and get active,” he said.
“The investment in sport and recreation is spread across the municipality, so there really is something for everyone and several opportunities for residents to take part in either passive or active recreation.”
The council will also install a new play space at Strathfieldsaye's Tannery Lane Recreation Reserve.