Praise for Raise the Roof
01 October 2018
Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan has congratulated the Raise the Roof committee on their efforts in securing $250,000 from the government to help build a new equestrian centre.
Ms Ryan said the funding was a great outcome for the committee, which has worked tirelessly to write grant applications to raise funds and promote the project.
“This is a fantastic outcome for the Raise the Roof committee and for the entire Benalla community,” Ms Ryan said.
“The group has been committed to this project for several years now, fundraising $100,000 towards the arena themselves.
“I would like to congratulate those that have passionately argued for this project, including the Raise the Roof committee’s Melissa Mounsey.
“I have been a strong supporter of the Raise the Roof project since its beginning and I am delighted the government has come through with funding to match our election commitment.
“In July this year I announced that if elected in November, The Nationals would pledge $250,000 to the project.
“It is wonderful to see that regardless of the election outcome, the Benalla Sports and Equestrian Centre will benefit from a state-of-the-art centre.
“The indoor arena will give riders from Benalla and surrounding towns an all-weather surface to ride in rain, hail or shine.
“The Raise the Roof committee have shown what dedication and hard work can achieve.”