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12 January 2022
Players at Mininera Recreation Reserve will be greeted with a freshly resurfaced oval, improving player conditions and safety on the field.
The works are part of a $173,000 jointly funded project by the State Government, Ararat Rural City Council, SMW Rovers Football Netball Club and community support.
Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Regional Victoria Danielle Green joined Ararat councillor Peter Beales at the venue to celebrate the upgrade carried out with a $115,000 grant from the State Government’s Local Sports Infrastructure Fund.
The oval was resurfaced and a new automatic irrigation system installed to improve facilities at the Mininera sporting precinct.
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The installation included a water tank and electrical upgrade and the resurfacing of the oval with a climatically resilient couch-rye mix.
Cr Beales said reserves were often the community and social hubs of small rural towns.
“The project delivered a year-round fit-for-purpose playing surface addressing the current ground conditions,” he said.
“Providing a quality playing surface means increasing the opportunity for sport and casual recreation at the ground and reducing the use of water to irrigate the ground.”
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