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Community grants released

The Bacchus Marsh Platypus Alliance, which completed this mural last November, has been granted $3,000 for a public art sculpture. Photo - Lachlan Ellis

The latest round of community grants recipients has been announced, with projects ranging from an electronic scoreboard to a wildlife program.

The list of recipients was approved at Moorabool Shire Council’s Ordinary Meeting on 7 June, with the Ballan Football Netball Club receiving $54,917 for an electronic scoreboard at the Ballan Recreation Reserve, and the Bacchus Marsh Platypus Alliance receiving $3,000 for a public art sculpture titled ‘Platypus at Play’.

Other grant recipients were:

Wombat Regional Arts Network – musical concert ($3000)
Blackwood Times – technological enhancements ($3000)
Ballan Shire Historical Society – book reprinting ($5000)
Elaine Mechanics Institute Hall – life saving equipment ($1844.50)
Moorabool Gardens for Wildlife – wildlife program ($1000)
Bacchus Marsh Lawn Tennis Club – inclusive tennis tournament ($3000)
Mount Wallace Hall and Reserve – open mic events ($3000)
Woodlands Wildlife Rescue – community awareness project ($2910)

Moorabool Shire Mayor Cr Rod Ward congratulated the recipients, and said the new scoreboard in Ballan would complement the new pavilion being built at the Recreation Reserve.

“All of these projects and programs are very worthy grant recipients and will bring great benefit to our communities. The Recreation Reserve will look fantastic with the new pavilion and scoreboard erected,” he said.