Sport and Recreation | November 14, 2022

Major redevelopment pledge for Warracknabeal’s Anzac Park

Warracknabeal and the wider Wimmera will benefit from a $7-million upgrade to Anzac Park if the Nationals are elected to government this month.

Member for Lowan and Deputy Leader of the Nationals Emma Kealy met with representatives from Yarriambiack Shire Council and user groups to announce the funding, which will transform multiple aspects of the venue.

The council is currently working on a master plan for the site, which is used for football, netball, hockey and tennis, as well as school sport competitions. The precinct also includes Warracknabeal Memorial Swimming Pool.

Ms Kealy said the money would go to the council to redevelop the park’s community centre and build new changerooms and amenities, including umpire changerooms and a first aid room.

Council also plans to redevelop the pool kiosk and the park’s netball and tennis courts, plus upgrade the lighting, toilets and administration offices.

The redevelopment would be a staged project completed over several years.

“Yarriambiack Shire Council has a bold vision for Anzac Park that will create a modern, exciting facility for the whole community and wider Wimmera to enjoy, and I am proud to stand with them to help bring this important project to fruition,” Ms Kealy said.

“Sport is part of the fabric of our region and plays a major role in bringing people together, which is why quality sporting facilities are so important.

“The Nationals are committed to supporting grassroots sport in rural and regional Victoria and ensuring our communities have first-class facilities.

“This funding will reinvigorate Anzac Park and ensure it can continue to be a sporting hub for Warracknabeal and wider region for many years to come.”

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