Two people in particular are thrilled with the news Moira Shire Council has awarded the Wilby Park Motorsports Club $15,000 in funding to build a new playground.
The Chronicle caught up with Chelsea (3) and Aliyah (18 months) Brewer, who attend races at Wilby Park to watch their uncle Brendan Brewer compete.
“I can’t wait to play on the new playground,” Chelsea said.
“I love playing outside and I would love the new playground to have a slide and a swing and also a pretend frog.”
Chelsea’s grandmother, Monica Van Roy, is an executive for the club as well as commentator extraordinaire on race day.
“Our old playground was completely rotten and had to be dismantled for safety reasons,” she said.
“This funding will provide a new playground as well as edging and soft fall.
“There are a lot of families with young children in particular involved in the club and the funding for a new playground will allow our club to grow and it will also add a lot of volue to one of the only sealed race tracks in Victoria.
“The Wilby Park Motorsports Club can’t thank Moira Shire enough for approving our grant application, we are absolutely thrilled.”
Eight local groups will share almost $50,000 from Moira Shire’s Community and Events Grants Program; in total 45 projects from across the shire were successful in receiving funds amounting to $170,857 via the program.
Major grant recipients, as well as the Wilby Park Motorsports Club, include the Lions Club of Yarrawonga ($15,000), Yarrawonga Football Netball Club Inc ($7,250) and Yarrawonga Mulwala Men’s Shed In ($4,900).
Four organisations also received minor grants with the Cancer Council Victoria/Sun Country (Yarrawonga Mulwala) Relay for Life receiving $1,452, JC Lowe Oval Section 86 Committee will receive $2,500; the Lions Club will receive $264 and Yarrawonga Mulwala Development Inc will receive $400.