The AFL has pledged $100,000 worth of funding towards St Arnaud’s Lord Nelson Park facility.
The funding will allow for new female friendly change rooms that comply with AFL, soccer, netball, cricket and hockey requirements, as well as facilities for umpires and trainers’ rooms.
There will be a provision for meeting spaces that can also be used as community spaces for activities and events, a new canteen and kitchen, first aid and storage facilities.
“This commitment is most welcome and will offer a much needed upgrade for what were tired and almost unusable facilities at Lord Nelson Park," Northern Grampians Shire Council mayor Tony Driscoll said.
“We are very appreciative of the AFL's contribution and it'll certainly be put to good use."
The mutlipurpose facility is planned to be driven by the St Arnaud Recreation Advisory Group.