Hockey field ready for play
Greater Shepparton City Council contractors have completed the new synthetic hockey field as part of the redevelopment of the Greater Shepparton Regional Sports Precinct.
The new synthetic hockey field will provide teams and players with a great surface for matches and will serve as a flexible all-weather surface.
Existing buildings have been retained and will be integrated via path connections and landscaping associ- ated car parks, as well as the adjacent soccer, tennis and multi-use field as part of the larger Greater Shepparton Regional Sports Precinct development.
The hockey field component of the Greater Shepparton Regional Sports Precinct has been funded by the Federal Government through the Community Development Grants Program $265 000, Greater Shepparton City Council $327 000 and Goul- burn Valley Hockey Association $75 000.
‘‘It’s great to see the first component of the Greater Shepparton Regional Sports Precinct taking shape; the new hockey field also includes a warm-up area, and I am sure by having the new field it will help attract larger sporting groups and competitions to Greater Shepparton,’’ City of Greater Shepparton Mayor Dennis Patterson said.
‘‘I would like to thank the hockey clubs for their patience while the new surface was being laid, I am sure the wait has been worthwhile.’’
The next stages for the Shepparton Sports Precinct will include redevelopment of the Community Football Complex.
To keep up to date with the project visit http:/ /sportsprecinct.greater shepparton.com.au/ www.greatershepparton. com.au