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Community Action at Work! $600,000 for Kings Park in Seymour

07 October 2014

The Nationals candidate for Euroa Steph Ryan announced today that a re-elected Victorian Coalition Government would commit $600,000 to upgrade Seymour’s Kings Park, delivering a much-needed second netball court and new clubrooms.

Ms Ryan invited Deputy Premier and Leader of The Nationals Peter Ryan to Seymour today to announce the important funding commitment.

Ms Ryan said she had campaigned strongly to secure the funding for this redevelopment and was pleased a re-elected Coalition Government had committed to invest to improve Seymour’s premier sporting and events venue.

Kings Park is home to many different sporting and community groups including the mighty Seymour Lions Football Netball Club,” Ms Ryan said.

“It also hosts a wide range of events like the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo that inject significant funds into the local economy.”

“The Coalition Government’s commitment to upgrade our local facilities is strong recognition of how important Kings Park is to the Seymour community.”

Ms Ryan said the $600,000 commitment would include:

  • Construction of second outdoor netball court and related player/spectator and umpire facilities;
  • Multi-use change rooms/clubrooms to be accessed by a range of groups including the Netball Club, Little Athletics Club and Cycling Club;
  • Upgrade of the sports pavilion to deliver a multi-purpose facility with improved kitchen, change rooms and new toilets;
  • An upgrade to the playgroup facility;
  • Improvements to the Agricultural Pavilion; and
  • Improvements to internal roads and car parking and other much needed improvements throughout Kings Park.

Ms Ryan said these were all key priorities that had been identified in the draft master plan for Kings Park and she was proud to have worked with the community to secure this funding commitment.

“Over the past year, many locals have told me about the need to redevelop Kings Park,” Ms Ryan said.

 “This project has broad benefits – both for the community and the local economy and I’m thrilled that The Nationals, working in a re-elected Coalition Government, will deliver this funding.”

Deputy Premier Peter Ryan paid tribute to Ms Ryan’s strong and repeated advocacy for this key local project.

“Steph Ryan has been at my door and on the phone every week for the past six months pleading the case for this redevelopment,” Mr Ryan said.

“Steph recognises the need to improve local infrastructure in Seymour and it is an honour to be here today alongside her to make this significant funding commitment.”

“This builds on previous Coalition Government investments in Seymour, including $500,000 towards the $800,000 redevelopment of Chittick Park.”

Minister for Sport and Recreation Damian Drum said the improved facilities would make a real difference to the Seymour Lions and other local sporting clubs that made use of them.

 “The additional netball court and new change rooms will be warmly welcomed by local footballers, netballers, athletes and cyclists,” Mr Drum said.

“The new netball court will ensure that not just the Lions, but other local clubs can access the courts, ensuring a more active community.

“The draft master plan for Kings Park identified these items as high priorities and it is great to be able to deliver funding which will have a positive impact on so many local groups.”

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