Sport in Seymour could receive a major boost if the Nationals are elected at the November Victorian election.
State Member for Euroa Steph Ryan and Shadow Sport Minister Danny O’Brien pledged $760000 for a major upgrade of Seymour’s Kings Park.
Ms Ryan said the funding would enable Mitchell Shire Council to undertake the major overhaul.
It included funding for the community centre — the current home of the Seymour Football Netball Club, Seymour Junior Football Netball Club and St Mary’s Junior Football Netball Club.
‘‘With the new netball court now under way, we need to upgrade the football and netball clubrooms to make it a multipurpose community centre that we can be proud of and that can be of value not just during the footy season, but all year round,’’ Ms Ryan said.
The centre would expand under the renewal plans to also house Seymour Little Athletics which has previously been without a permanent home.
‘‘Little Athletics will also have a permanent home for the first time, with storage facilities and somewhere to display their memorabilia and trophies,’’ Ms Ryan said.
The plans also included improvements to the Ken Hall Pavilion which would mean a makeover for the Seymour Agricultural and Pastoral Society and Eastern Hill Cricket Club.
‘‘New cricket nets will also provide Eastern Hill with a modern training facility for current and upcoming players to best improve their skills,’’ Ms Ryan said.
‘‘It will also fund a shade sail for the Seymour Playgroup.’’
Internal works such as the sealing of roads and car parks were identified as a priority by the committee of management and will also be included in the redevelopment.