Sunbury welcomes $5.9m sporting boost
Sunbury residential property dwellers are set to benefit from a multimillion-dollar project to revamp the Boardman Stadium.
Attending the facility's official opening yesterday (March 12), Victorian minister for sport and recreation Hugh Delahunty said the upgraded centre will help to build "healthy and active communities".
He commented: "Our investment in this project is part of our plan to build more sustainable local venues that make a difference to local people."
The minister went on to say that the Sunbury Basketball Association competition will benefit from the new stadium, which has two additional courts that can also be used for netball.
The $5.9 million redevelopment also comprised the construction of extra spectator viewing areas and a meeting space.
Mr Delahunty praised the Hume City Council for contributing more than $5 million towards the sporting project, as well as the region's local netball and basketball associations, which injected close to $300,000 into the development.
"This investment is just one of the ways we are delivering on the Coalition government's strategy to grow the economy, build infrastructure and contribute to the health and wellbeing of the state," he remarked.