A $1.3-million expansion is set for Beveridge Recreation Reserve, with new walking trails and play areas as well as sporting facility upgrades.
Two lit tennis and netball courts will be constructed, along with outdoor fitness stations and a new play space.
A new circuit pathway, complete with a bridge over wetlands, will trace the perimeter of the reserve.
The aim of the works is to enhance the liveability of the growing town, as well as promoting better health and wellbeing.
Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said the project would help bring communities together.
“With the population of Beveridge set to grow to 72,000 … in the next 20 years, we need to keep investing in local facilities,” she said.
The Beveridge Recreation Reserve will receive $750,000 through the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund and the Mitchell Shire Council will contribute $550,000 to the project.
“Local sport and good parks bring people together and Mitchell Shire is committed to working with the State Government to provide a diversity of open space and great sporting facilities for our communities,” Cr Sanderson said.
State Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green said the upgrades would benefit everyone in the community.
“I know the Beveridge Recreation Reserve is set to become a really important part of the greater Beveridge community and I’m delighted that the Victorian Government has been able to make this upgrade happen,” she said.