Electrifying boost for Central Park

WELCOME: Athletes, including 1600-metre winner Chris Dixon, will enjoy a major power upgrade to improve Central Park in Stawell by next Easter. Picture: LACHLAN BENCE

WELCOME: Athletes, including 1600-metre winner Chris Dixon, will enjoy a major power upgrade to improve Central Park in Stawell by next Easter. Picture: LACHLAN BENCE

THE spotlight on Central Park in Stawell will be brighter with a $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.

Ms Green said the event boosted local businesses big and small, so it was vital to keep building the event and ensure it stayed 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 such as Australian legend Cathy Freeman and Jamaican sprint king Asafa Powell for the iconic event.

Works are scheduled to start late this month.

  • Stawell Gift reports – sport.
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