New Wurdi Baierr Stadium officially open

first_imgNew Wurdi Baierr Stadium officially open Surf Coast’s new multipurpose indoor stadium – called Wurdi Baierr Stadium – is officially open.Pronounced word-ee bay-ear, and named after the Wadawurrung words for “‘big gathering place”, the stadium comprises four courts, a café, meeting rooms, change facilities, all abilities design features and additional car parking.Located in the community and civic precinct in the north of Torquay, the stadium offers a range of sports and fitness related activities, including basketball, netball, futsal, badminton, volleyball, exercise classes and kinder gym. It is also used by Surf Coast Secondary College.Senator Sarah Henderson, Member for South Barwon Darren Cheeseman and Surf Coast Secondary College Principal Erin Wright joined Surf Coast Shire Mayor Cr Libby Stapleton to formally open the $13.5 million facility today.The stadium was funded by the Surf Coast Shire Council ($5.5 million), the Australian Government, through the Building Better Regions Fund ($5 million), and the Victorian Government, via the Better Indoor Stadiums Fund ($3 million).Surf Coast Shire Mayor Cr Libby Stapleton said locals had already embraced the new stadium.“I’m hearing from so many people about the huge positive impact it’s already having, and how much it’s been needed. To have four courts all under the one roof means parents don’t have to drive into Geelong or go between venues when they have multiple kids playing sport,” she said.“It also means we now have a stadium open seven days a week – so more people can connect and get active more often,” Cr Stapleton said. Senator Sarah Henderson said Wurdi Baierr Stadium was a welcome addition to the area.“Backed by $5 million from the Morrison Liberal Government, the Wurdi Baierr Stadium is a wonderful asset for the Surf Coast community. This investment reflects our government’s determination to build better regions by providing essential sports and community infrastructure,” Senator Henderson said.Member for South Barwon Darren Cheeseman said sport was the lifeblood of local communities like Torquay and Jan Juc.“This fantastic new Wurdi Baierr Stadium will make a real difference to indoor sport and provide a real boost for the local community. Better sport and recreation facilities make it easier for Victorians to enjoy their local sport and recreation and lead healthy and active lifestyles,” Mr Cheeseman said. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australian, Australian Government, basketball, building, community, exercise, fitness, Geelong, Government, infrastructure, Investment, Jan Juc, local council, Morrison, Surf Coast, Surf Coast Shire, Torquay, Victorialast_img read more