Sport and Recreation | November 14, 2022

Upgrades for Horsham’s premier sporting facility

An elected Liberal and Nationals Government will provide $5 million to transform Horsham City Oval into a modern multi-use community asset for generations to come.

Member for Lowan and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Emma Kealy announced the funding today to redevelop the oval with a new grandstand to meet accessibility and AFL regional standards, plus new clubrooms, netball courts and changerooms.

The width of the oval will also be increased, with an all-access path constructed around the oval and a new stage for major events.

The redevelopment is part of the larger City to River project, which also encompasses the Wimmera Riverfront Activation Project and the Horsham Nature and Water Play Park.

“Horsham City Oval is Horsham’s premier sporting precinct, with thousands of people passing through the gates every year, and there is no question it needs to be redeveloped to better meet the needs of all the user groups that call it home and the wider community,” Ms Kealy said.

“New amenities, better accessibility and improved shelter are among the much-needed improvements that would bring Horsham City Oval up to the standard required for it to sufficiently serve the community now and into the future.

“Ensuring all the user groups have a seat at the table when it comes to shaping the precinct’s redevelopment will be key in ensuring Horsham City Oval becomes the more modern, fit-for-purpose venue the community needs and deserves.

“The Liberal and Nationals are committed to first-class sporting facilities in country areas, and will work with all stakeholders and user groups to make this a reality at Horsham City Oval.”

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