Land­scap­ing loan se­cured

Southern Riverina news - - BULLETIN BOARD -

Ber­ri­gan Sports­ground com­mit­tee has suc­cess­fully se­cured a $9000 loan from the Ber­ri­gan Shire Coun­cil to im­prove land­scap­ing around the net­ball courts.

Last year the net­ball courts re­ceived $225,000 in round one of the NSW gov­ern­ment Stronger Coun­tries Com­mu­ni­ties Fund to up­grade the courts.

Ac­cord­ing to Ber­ri­gan Shire direc­tor of cor­po­rate ser­vices Matt Hansen, it’s the last project that needs to be built around the net­ball courts,

Mr Hansen said the land­scap­ing project will cost about $30,000.

‘‘The net­ball club has al­ready chipped in $20,000 and they felt ‘let’s get this over and done with be­fore the start of the sea­son’ so they don’t need to worry about it for an­other 25 to 30 years.

‘‘The net­ball club vol­un­teers have been bril­liant with the work­ing bees they’ve held in the off-sea­son.

‘‘It’s a sim­ple land­scap­ing up­grade just to make the path be­tween the clu­b­rooms and courts more wel­com­ing,’’ Mr Hansen said.

The Ber­ri­gan Show­grounds new elec­tronic score­board has been or­dered by the Ber­ri­gan Shire with the hope it will be in­stalled be­fore the start of the foot­ball sea­son.

‘‘It’s not a mas­sive con­cern but it’s quite a busy time for score­boards across Vic­to­ria, so it might have to wait a cou­ple of weeks into the sea­son,’’ Mr Hansen said.

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