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Huge funding announced for Avenel precinct

Wednesday, 10 October, 2018 

Avenel and surrounds has recently celebrated a $99,500 funding announcement from the Victorian Government’s Pick My Project initiative for a multi-use activity precinct.

The funding will go towards completing Stages 2 and 3 of the project, which will transform what is currently one skate board ramp into a multi-use precinct for skating exercise and wellbeing.  

The skate park concept was initiated several years ago by four young Avenel residents, who got in contact with Strathbogie Shire Council.

Soon enough, the Avenel Action Group and the wider Avenel community were on board, with Council backing the project all the way.

Located at the Avenel Recreation Reserve, Stage 1 of the skate park was funded by $20,000 from the Avenel Action Group, $50,000 from Strathbogie Shire’s Infrastructure Reserve Fund and $5000 from the Strathbogie Shire Community Grants Program.

 Hughes Creek Ward Councillor Malcolm Little said Council was very pleased to hear Stages 2 and 3 of the activity precinct received funding.  

“This has been a huge community effort and we’re so thrilled that Avenel has been rewarded for their hard work,” Cr Little said.

"Developing this kind of key infrastructure is vital to strengthening and growing our communities and enhancing the regional living experience.”

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