Published on 15 September 2023
On Wednesday 6 September Councillors, staff and the Murtoa community welcomed Jacinta Ermacora MP, State Member for Western Victoria to Rabl Park to visit the new pump track and toddler playground.
The Rumble @ Rabl Project was a community identified and driven project which was aimed to provide a modern, safe and accessible active recreation facilities for young people.
The Murtoa College Grade 5/6 Class in conjunction with the Murtoa Progress Association started off the project planning through many hours of class work and discussions on the potential project before writing a petition to Council. The petition outlined the students’ concerns around the current skatepark at Rabl Park and a range of other ideas of elements that could be incorporated to develop a Youth Park & Playspace at Rabl Park, all while requesting Council support for the project.
This project was funded by the State Government's Local Sports Infrastructure Fund - Community Facilities Stream ($88,867) and the Federal Government Local Roads and Infrastructure Fund ($56,501).
Pictured below: Melinda Keel, John Delahunty, Murtoa Progress Association President, CEO Tammy Smith, Cr Tom Hamilton and Jacinta Ermacora MP at the Rabl Park Pump Track and the MP testing out the new track.