Council welcomes $10m for Baranduda Fields Project

Sunday 19 May 2019

Wodonga Mayor Cr Anna Speedie has welcomed a $10 million budget commitment from the Australian Government for Baranduda Fields.

The funding boost could see the project break ground later this year.

The first stage will include three soccer pitches, one pavilion, an AFL training oval, two netball courts and associated amenities including parking and public toilets.

Cr Speedie announced the Council was thrilled to see the vision for Baranduda Fields become a reality after lobbying tirelessly for the project.

“This is an extremely exciting development for our fast-growing city,” Cr Speedie said.

“Detailed design for the initial infrastructure and pavilion are complete and we are well-positioned to deliver this project.”

When completed, the project has the potential to host major sporting events that can attract intrastate and interstate visitors to the region, boosting the local economy and the regions hospitality, accommodation, retail and service sectors.

Set on 100ha of Council-owned land, Baranduda Fields will be the largest regional sporting precinct between Sydney and Melbourne.

Facilities included in the Baranduda Fields Master Plan also include a cycling track and indoor stadium with multi-use courts, as well as tennis, hockey, soccer, rugby, lawn bowls, baseball, softball, netball and basketball facilities.

Council has already purchased the land and completed the initial design phase with $10 million in funds allocated over three years in the long-term capital plan.

To view the progress of the works, click here.