THE parliamentarian who organised the $7 million for the redevelopment of Reid Oval has offered to get the state treasurer to write out as cheque so work can start.
Western Victorian Upper House MP Jame Purcell, who arranged the funding, said he had a letter signed by the treasurer Tim Pallas committing to the funding.
"We have a copy of a letter signed by the treasurer committing to the $7 million upgrade," he said.
"The money is now available, it's unconditional and works need to start immediately.
"It's already been a couple of weeks since the announcement on Hampden league grand final day.
"There's no reason that work has not started."
Mr Purcell said the funding was unconditional.
"There's no time lines," he said.
"If the city council wants I will organise with the treasurer to write out a cheque.
"All the councillors need to get behind this project," he said.
Warrnambool City Council is working through a process of developing a funding agreement before it says works can start of the $7 million redevelopment plan.
The Standard understands city council chief executive officer Bruce Anson is that the council is working with the relevant government agencies to develop a funding agreement for Reid Oval.
The agreement is expected to include a timeline of actions with progress payment milestones.
The council said that without a funding agreement in place no work on the project could be reimbursed through the $7 million allocation.
Calls have been made to state treasurer Tim Pallas to clarify the current situation.