Urgent Lord Nelson Park upgrade requires Government support

Published on 09 October 2018

Urgent Lord Nelson Park upgrade requires Government support

Northern Grampians Shire Council is continuing its efforts to push political parties to fund an urgent upgrade to St Arnaud’s Lord Nelson Park, after it was rated one of the worst sporting facilities in the state by an AFL Central Victoria report.

Council is seeking a $1.75M investment from the state government to upgrade the facilities at the park, with its usage numbers continuing to climb as a home to activities such as football, netball, harness racing, hockey, cricket and the St Arnaud Agricultural Show.

Councillor Tony Driscoll, Mayor of Northern Grampians Shire Council said, “Having a functional sport and recreation precinct for male and female participation is critical to the St Arnaud community and the wider region.”

“Improving the health and fitness opportunities for our community is vital, which is why an upgrade to Lord Nelson Park is an absolute priority for us, but we need the state government’s support.”

“The planned upgrade will bring the change room and canteen facilities in line with modern day standards, we have already received support from the AFL but now it’s time for the Government to get on board.”

With the park’s aging facilities in desperate need of refurbishment and no longer meeting the requirements of its users, this project has become crucial to improving the health and wellbeing of residents and visitors to the area.