Cobden residents can now work out in a modern, well-equipped gymnasium thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney officially opened the new and fully-equipped Cobden Community Fitness Centre today, made possible thanks to $90,000 in funding from the Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund and a further $185,580 from the Pick My Project initiative.
The new centre provides an accessible multipurpose gymnasium and fitness facilities for the wider Cobden community. The centre will complement the nearby Rodney Grove Aquatic Centre and is equipped with exercise equipment, media and sound systems, landscaping and temperature control.
The new gym features a dedicated equipment room including treadmills, exercise bikes and step machines, a flexible training room with free weights and medicine balls as well as a large indoor-outdoor multipurpose training area to cater for pilates, yoga and personal training classes.
The Government is getting on with supporting sport and active recreation, gender equality and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active.
Across Victoria, the Government has invested more than $850 million in community sport and recreation facilities since 2014.
The Government acknowledged project partners Cobden Health and Corangamite Shire Council for their support in delivering the project.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney
“We’re so proud to back a project that means the world to the Cobden community – supporting locals get fit and active year-round.”
“This new centre means residents can work out over a wide range of hours and regardless of the weather.”
“Better sport and recreation facilities make it easier for Victorians to get involved in local sport and lead healthy and active lifestyles.”