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Slam dunk for sporting clubs in Bendigo

Published: 10 April 2024

The Victorian Government is giving Bendigo’s players, fans and grassroots and elite sporting clubs the facilities they need to succeed, with big upgrades to bring more Victorians closer to the action.

Artist's impression of Bendigo Stadium including the main buildings in the background and a carpark and people playing netball under lights in the foreground.

A new Bendigo Sports Package is delivering 3 projects across the city as part of the Government’s Regional Sports Infrastructure Program.

Bendigo Stadium is one of 15 facilities across the state receiving upgrades as part of the program, with an expansion that includes a new 2 court annex and upgrades to 2 existing courts.

As the home of the WNBL Bendigo Spirit and NBL1 Bendigo Braves, this landmark investment will attract even more epic indoor sporting events to Bendigo, boosting local jobs, businesses, and the region’s economy.

The project will also upgrade lighting to the outdoor netball courts, while new solar panels and improvements to the car park and accessibility will ensure local clubs have the facilities they need to play year-round.

The Bendigo Sports Package is also delivering important upgrades at some of Bendigo’s heritage sporting clubs – including the historic Bendigo Bowls Club and Bendigo Croquet Club – which will benefit from 4 refurbished bowls greens and 2 refurbished croquet greens, alongside upgrades to the venue’s iconic clubhouse.

A new multipurpose pavilion at Bendigo Showgrounds will draw visitors from far and wide to Bendigo. A redevelopment of the arena – plus upgrades to all 4 entrances and perimeter fencing – will see the Showgrounds remain a prime venue for sporting, cultural and agricultural events for years to come.

These projects will help increase sports participation across Bendigo and bring more elite sport to regional Victoria, supporting local businesses and creating more local jobs.

Further updates on the projects will be provided in the coming months, with the first works to kick off in early 2025.

For more information visit Regional Sports Infrastructure Program.

Page last updated: 08 Jun 2024
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