$496,000 Whorouly Recreational Hub gets its official opening

Shane Douthie

OPEN DOORS: John Matheson (front right), community liaison for the Whorouly Recreation Hub project, Ailsa Fox (front left), Rural City of Wangaratta chair of administrators, with members of the Whorouly community at the official opening of the new centre.

THE new Whorouly Recreation Hub may have been in operation for a few weeks but that took nothing away from the excitement at the official opening on Wednesday.

Community and council representatives gathered at the revitalised heart of Whorouly to mark the occasion and celebrate the achievement.

The $496,000 project was a tribute to the perseverance of the locals and the co-operation between them, council and the State Government through Tim McCurdy (MLA, Ovens Valley).

Council provided $340,000 and the State Government $100,000 with the remainder coming from local community groups.

The project included new changerooms, umpires room, all abilities access and an update to the effluent system.

“It’s got enormous potential to make the recreation reserve more sustainable into the future,” John Matheson, community liaison for the project, said.

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