The New Year is already off to a promising start for sports enthusiasts in the Shire of Murray, with a recent announcement of funding to enable the extension of the South Yunderup Oval.
In December 2017 the Shire of Murray secured an amount of $16,116 through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ Community Sport and Recreation Fund.
According to Shire President Cr. David Bolt, the grant will be used to expand the southern end of the South Yunderup Oval to accommodate for the community’s growing sporting needs, particularly in the soccer discipline.
“Works undertaken will reconfigure the oval to provide the rectangular shape required for a soccer pitch,” Cr. Bolt said.
To complete the project, existing drainage and reticulation will be expanded, fencing realigned, surrounding swale drains modified and the surface of the oval will be improved.
The project is further supported by Alcoa.
“The Shire is committed to providing inviting recreational facilities which enable the growth, cultural enrichment, health and diversity of our district and its members.
“We are grateful to the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Alcoa for sharing in and supporting this commitment,” Cr. Bolt said.
Works are anticipated to commence in February and conclude in May 2018.