Thurgoona Oval upgrade complete

18 August 2014

AlburyCity, the Thurgoona Football and Netball Club and the Thurgoona Lions have put the finishing touches on an $180,000 make-over of the Thurgoona Oval.

The works cap-off an incredible council and community partnership which has delivered more than $180,000 in improvements to the park over the past 18 months.

Improvements include upgraded sportsfield lighting, construction of new back nets, installation of netball court seating, new play equipment and the removal of the old netball courts.

AlburyCity has invested $150,000 into the project, with grant funding, donations and in-kind support from the Thurgoona Football and Netball Club and Thurgoona Lions making up the balance.

AlburyCity's Chair of the Engineering and Works Committee Cr Ross Jackson praised the clubs for their 'can-do' attitude to the project.

"This is what we can achieve when we work together," he said. "The Thurgoona Football and Netball Club has been willing to work with us from the beginning and we've delivered a great outcome."

"These investments are a necessary step in accommodating the growth of our sporting clubs and making sure they're equipped to cater for increasing demand on their facilities."

"It sends a great message to the other sporting clubs in the region that if you are willing to pitch in and invest in your facilities then Council will find a way to support you."

The projects were identified in the Thurgoona Oval Masterplan which was first adopted in 2007. The clubs will meet in October to discuss the next priority projects, which will include upgrades to the changerooms, spectator areas and additional turf for the growing Auskick program.