The Wallan Sports and Aquatic Centre is a step closer thanks to Andrews Labor Government funding.

Labor State Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green, and Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced funding of $150,000 towards the development of a masterplan for a future Wallan Sports and Aquatic Centre.

Mitchell Shire Council will undertake the masterplan works, to determine the appropriate site, size and features of the facility that best suits the growing community.

The funding will be provided through the Andrews Labor Government’s 2018/19 State Budget.

Ms Green and Ms Symes said following the massive success and popularity of the Wallan Community Bank Adventure Playground, it made sense to now plan for a sports and aquatic centre that the residents of Mitchell Shire can all utilise.

Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green

“This vital funding will help Wallan’s mighty sport teams compete and grow. It’s a win for local football, netball and cricket and for our community.”

“Sports clubs are the cornerstone of local communities – that’s why the Andrews Labor Government is backing them with this record investment, giving Wallan the best facilities.”

“The Andrews Labor Government is upgrading local grounds, change rooms and pavilions right across Victoria – so everyone has the facilities they need to play and watch the sport they love.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“The Wallan splash park is extremely popular and it now makes sense to start planning for an aquatics centre in Wallan.

“Labor has a strong history in delivering for Wallan and we will continue to provide the community facilities that local families want.” 

The $60 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund provides modern, safe, inclusive and fully-accessible community sport and active recreation infrastructure across Victoria.