MAJOR PROJECTS UPDATE
Kaniva Community Hub
West Wimmera Shire Council was successful in receiving a grant of $495,000 from the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund to help Victoria’s drought-affected communities, for the Kaniva Community Hub.
On Wednesday 16 March, approximately 50 people gathered at the Kaniva Recreation Reserve to find out more about the “Kaniva Community Hub” - a project recently announced by the Minister for Regional Development, Hon Jaala Pulford MP.
The Kaniva Community Hub project is an upgrade of facilities at the Kaniva Recreation Reserve which is a hub of social connectivity in Kaniva, being home to four strong sporting clubs as well as being used regularly for functions.
The project includes an upgrade of the power supply that will allow future lighting upgrades to enable night events and an upgrade of the water supply for more efficient and cost effective watering of the existing playing surfaces as well as the future potential for additional playing surfaces. The Community Hub will include a function space seating 100-150 patrons, commercial kitchen and meeting rooms. It is hoped that the new Hub will help fill the gap for weddings and functions that currently need to source a venue outside of the Shire.
Planning is well underway for the project to commence in two stages. The power and water upgrade will be tendered first, allowing for the winter sport season to proceed without interruption. Construction of the building will commence after the Kaniva A & P Society’s Annual Show in October.
The total project is estimated to cost $815,400. West Wimmera Shire Council has committed $50,000 and community organisations have pledged over $130,000 to the project. Approximately $140,000 of in-kind support and fundraising is still required.
A fundraising committee has been formed, led by the Kaniva Leeor United Football Club, to raise these much needed funds. The committee is seeking volunteers and welcomes input from across the community, if you are interested in joining please contact Kylie King | 0417 884 810.
The construction of the Kaniva Community Hub is an investment that will help retain the local population and increase the livability of Kaniva. more....
If you have any queries, contact Venkat Peteti | General Manager Corporate & Community Services | 5585 9900.