WALLAN Secondary College will be kicking goals with the announcement they will receive more than half a million dollars to improve sports and performing arts facilities.
Local MPs Jaclyn Symes and Danielle Green, alongside Mitchell Shire Council Mayor, Cr Rhonda Sanderson announced the grant to upgrade the school’s sports ground to a full-sized Australian Rules Football oval and to install new air conditioning and heating in the new school theatre.
The project, which is being delivered in partnership with council, is part of the state government’s $50 million Shared Facilities Fund, which builds community facilities on school sites to foster closer relationships between schools and communities across Victoria.
Through the Victorian Government’s Shared Facilities Fund, $585,000 has been allocated for a new oval and lighting, as well as $46,000 for an air conditioning system for the school’s new performing arts centre which is under construction.
The school’s current oval is unusable because of its poor condition and lack of lighting.
Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said the fund is helping build much-needed community infrastructure, support services and sporting facilities to booming region growth areas like Wallan.
“These new facilities will be shared between the local schools and communities, helping build community pride and value in the schools by bringing together local neighbourhoods and making local services more accessible,” she continued.