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Friday, 20 October


The $4 million redevelopment of the Ballan Recreation Reserve is complete and officially open.

Member for Eureka Michaela Settle joined Moorabool Shire Council Mayor Rod Ward, and members from the Ballan Football Netball Club to officially open the new Pavilion.

The Ballan Recreation Reserve will be the home of several community and sporting groups including Ballan Football Netball Club, Ballan Cricket Club, Ballan Tennis Club, Ballan Bowls Club, and the local karate club.

The new sports pavilion includes a large function room, kitchen and bar, office space, meeting rooms and storage sheds for the sporting clubs. 

New change rooms have four female friendly change rooms, umpire change rooms, and a tiered concourse provides an optimal view of the oval.

The location of the pavilion will allow for an extension of the oval to meet senior AFL football standards.

This $4 million re-development has been made possible thanks to $3 million from the Victorian Government, and contributions from the Moorabool Shire Council, Ballan Recreation Reserve Committee, Ballan’s Bendigo Bank and the Goldwind community fund.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eureka Michaela Settle

“We know Ballan is a proud sporting community. From a new space to cheer on the Ballan Blues to new facilities for our local tennis club and karate students, our upgraded recreation reserve will bring benefits to our community for generations.

 For our kids, sport is a chance to create life-long bonds. I can’t wait to see community sport flourish with these upgrades.”

 Quotes attributable to Moorabool Shire Mayor Cr Rod Ward

“This is an outstanding result for the Ballan community – not only for the sporting clubs that will use the facility weekly, but for the entire community who will be able to access the space for functions and meetings.”