A MUCH-NEEDED upgrade to Warrnambool's Reid Oval will go ahead after the state government announced it will contribute $200,000 to the $565,536 project.
Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty Minister for Ports, Major Projects, Regional Cities and Racing Denis Napthine announced the funding today.
The upgrade will feature a multi-purpose netball pavilion, an electronic scoreboard, public amenities on the eastern side of the reserve and an upgrade of the netball courts.
Warrnambool City Council is contributing $100,000 to the project. Other funding is coming from Warrnambool Football Netball Club, The A.L. Lane Foundation, The Ray and Joyce Uebergang Foundation, The Gwen and Edna Jones Foundation, East Warrnambool Football Netball Club, Warrnambool and District Football Netball League, Hampden Football Netball League, Nestles Cricket Club and voluntary in-kind club and tradesperson labour and materials.
Warrnambool City Council recreation and culture manager Russell Lineham said the project would help Reid Oval live up to its status as the city's top sporting ground.
“Reid Oval plays a central role in the sporting community of Warrnambool and the wider south-west,” he said.
“This project is a key step in making Reid Oval a premier regional facility.”