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Published on 06 March 2023
Community sport and recreation is kicking goals with the official opening of a new electric scoreboard at Marngrook Oval, and a much-needed irrigation upgrade at Diamond Creek Bowling Club.
Nillumbik Mayor Ben Ramcharan and Councillors joined Eltham MP Vicki Ward and members of the Diamond Creek Bowling Club on Friday for the official launch of the irrigation upgrade and new electric scoreboard at Marngrook Oval.
Councillor Ramcharan said the upgrade to the irrigation system at the Diamond Creek Bowling Club replaced a manual watering process with a user-friendly automatic system to support the club’s operation and keep the greens in tip-top condition.
“The upgrade to the irrigation system at the Diamond Creek Bowling Club replaces a manual watering process with a user-friendly automatic system to support the club’s operation and keep the greens in tip-top condition,” Cr Ramcharan said.
Councillor Ramcharan said the new electric scoreboard was a much-needed improvement to the Marngrook oval, and complemented the new sports pavilion completed in 2020.
“The new board improves visibility, game conditions and experience for everyone. It also helps the clubs attract more members and potential sponsors,” Cr Ramcharan said.
Ellis Ward Councillor Peter Perkins said both upgrades continue Council’s commitment to providing high-quality, inclusive sport and recreation facilities in Diamond Creek and across the Shire.
“I would like to thank the club volunteers for the incredible amount of work they do in making our sporting clubs and facilities places our community can be proud of,” Cr Perkins said.
The new scoreboard project at Marngrook Oval was funded via $17,500 from the Victorian Government’s 2021 Local Sports Infrastructure Funding – Scoreboards program, with Council contributing $27,719.
The irrigation upgrade at the Diamond Creek Bowling Club was funded via $12,000 from the Victorian Government’s Local Sports Infrastructure Fund – Facilities for Active Seniors, with Council contributing $3,500.
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