Member for Rodney Paul Weller opened the Rushworth Public Park Reserve at the weekend following a redevelopment made possible by a $390,000 investment from the Coalition’s $1 billion Regional Growth Fund.
In Rushworth on Saturday representing Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan, Mr Weller said the Victorian Coalition Government was proud to invest $390,000 in the project, worth a total of $584,000.
“This project will restore community pride in the reserve and boost the local economy,” Mr Weller said.
“The project has replaced the ageing kitchen and servery, upgraded the social club rooms, constructed a new multi-use community building with change rooms and accessible toilets, and added disability car parking.”
Mr Weller said Rushworth had a proud history but the rundown facilities were in desperate need of renewal.
“By restoring the building and bringing it up to the latest standards, the project has improved access to the reserve and made the building more sustainable,” he said.
“Local sporting clubs and user groups will immediately benefit from the new facilities, which will be easier to maintain, reduce the workload for volunteers and encourage more residents to hire the club rooms for social events and celebrations.”