A Robinvale project more than two decades in the making will finally become a reality under a Liberal and Nationals government.
After a community-led push to reimagine Robinvale, the project – which will see better sport and gym facilities as well as a play area for the town – will receive the final piece of its funding puzzle.
Leader of The Nationals and Shadow Minister for Regional Victoria, Peter Walsh, said an elected Liberals and Nationals government would provide the final $3.85 million to fund the Robinvale Leisure Centre expansion, change room facility updates and the Centenary Park Play project.
“These are projects that have been talked about for more than 20 years and are well overdue,” Mr Walsh said.
“Robinvale Euston Football Club and Swan Hill council have committed to funding this project and The Nationals want to see this community-led project become a reality.
“Facilities like these are far more than just projects, they’re a place for the community to come together and that is something Robinvale has been looking to create for the past two decades.”
One aspect of the project is the Robinvale Sporting Hub, which would transform the Recreation Reserve into an accessible and sustainable multi-purpose sport and recreation precinct.
The Robinvale Leisure Centre Expansion would mean sporting clubs could expand their services and new sport and leisure activities can take place.
While the Play Precinct would incorporate the Aboriginal heritage of the area and provide a place for the community to come together.
The Nationals candidate for Mildura, Jade Benham, said the project is made possible through the Liberal and Nationals’ 25 per cent regional infrastructure guarantee.
“For years Robinvale has been calling out for its fair share. This project will revitalise the town and give our community better places to come together,” Ms Benham said.
“Robinvale has been searching for a real solution to upgrading its infrastructure and this goes a long way to addressing that.”
Liberal Candidate for Mildura, Paul Matheson, said the riverfront project will bring the community together.
“We have listened to the community, and what better way to encourage healthy lifestyles than having a purpose-built precinct to bring the diverse population together,” Mr Matheson said.
“The Liberals acknowledge and understand the importance of harmony, investing in local sporting infrastructure, and the commitment shown here by the Robinvale Euston Football and Netball club in driving this venture.
“This is an outstanding result through sheer resilience and community strength.”