The Brumby Labor Government is supporting the development of a new multipurpose community centre in Rupanyup with a $300,000 grant announced today by the Member for Northern Victoria Region, Candy Broad.
In Rupanyup today, Ms Broad said the new multipurpose Community Centre would replace an old, outdated and dilapidated building at the Rupanyup Recreation Reserve.
“The new facility will have fully insulated walls and ceilings and will comprise a registered kitchen, including cool room and dry store room, function room with an acoustic tile ceiling, bar facilities, first aid room, office and male and female amenities.
“It will also contain football, netball and umpires change rooms, time keeper’s box, external viewing areas and outside landscaping.
“The building will be connected to a 45,000 litre rain water catchment tank, which will have the capacity for automatic and manual replenishment via connection to the mains water system.
“The waste water treatment system will include the installation of a septic tank and underground disposal pipes and the provision for a grey water separation system that can be used to irrigate plants and garden areas.”
Ms Broad said the Brumby Labor Government was supporting the development of the new multipurpose community centre in Rupanyup because it would provide an important meeting space for community organisations and clubs.
“The centre will provide a venue for civic involvement to residents in the district and a much needed boost to this small community affected by many consecutive years of drought,” Ms Broad said.
“The facility will also boost the local economy and offer local employment for the duration of its construction.”
Ms Broad said the Brumby Labor Government funding for the $623,670 project would be provided to Yarriambiack Shire Council through Regional Development Victoria’s Small Towns Development Fund.
This project typifies initiatives supported by the Small Towns Development Fund, which were making a big difference to towns in provincial Victoria,” Ms Broad said.
“The Small Towns Development Fund is helping Victoria’s smaller towns create jobs, drive economic growth and improve community infrastructure.
“So far, the Fund has contributed in excess of $42.2 million to 436 announced capital works projects throughout rural and regional Victoria with a total value estimated to be more than $90.7 million.”