Electrifying stage upgrades for Central Park

SPARK: Athletes, like 1600-metre winner, Chris Dixon will enjoy a major power upgrade to improve Central Park by next Easter. Picture: Lachlan Bence

SPARK: Athletes, like 1600-metre winner, Chris Dixon will enjoy a major power upgrade to improve Central Park by next Easter. Picture: Lachlan Bence

THE spotlight on Central Park will be brighter in $60,000 power boost. The state government announced the upgrade ahead of Stawell Gift action on Easter Monday in a bid to create a safer reserve for fans and athletes.

Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Major Events and Regional Victoria Danielle Green said the Gift put Western Victoria on the national sporting stage, boosting local businesses big and small, so it was vital to keep building the event and ensure it stay in Stawell.

“Our power upgrade will ensure its legacy shines bright for many years to come,” Ms Green said. “Not only does it attract tourists and create jobs for Stawell, it also inspires more people to lace up their runners and get fit and healthy.”

Stawell has attracted major international athletes, like Australian legend Cathy Freeman and Jamaican sprint king Asafa Powell.

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Works are scheduled to start late this month.

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