Funding announced to improve Euroa’s sporting precinct

By Tara Whitsed

Bridged footpaths, cycle ways and a pedestrian crossing over Euroa’s Seven Creeks will be built by mid-2019, connecting the town’s parks and reserves.

Euroa’s Seven Creeks, Memorial Reserve and Friendlies Oval will be connected after a $200000 investment by the Victorian Government.

Announced by Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes and Labor candidate for Euroa Fionna Deppeler-Morton recently, Ms Symes said it built on previous funding for new netball courts at Memorial Oval and the Friendlies Oval redevelopment.

‘‘Both the netball and cricket club members built a strong case to have the Friendlies Oval and netball and football facilities,’’ she said.

Ms Deppeler-Morton said the lack of connectivity between Euroa’s main sporting facilities had been a bugbear for residents for years.

‘‘This will not only improve the connectivity of the sporting precinct but also open up opportunities for the popular Euroa parkrun to expand its courses and give locals new opportunities to get out and about,’’ she said.

The funding was delivered through the Community Support Fund. Strathbogie Shire Council also allocated $200000 towards the project in its 2018-19 budget.