Wodonga Mayor Cr Anna Speedie has welcomed the $10 million confirmed funding from the Australian Government for Baranduda Fields.
The funding boost will see the project break ground this year.
The first stage will include three soccer pitches, pavilion, an AFL training oval, two netball courts and the associated amenities like parking and public toilets.
Wodonga Mayor Cr Anna Speedie said the council was thrilled to see the vision for Baranduda Fields become a reality after lobbying tirelessly for the project.
This is an extremely exciting development for our fast-growing city, Cr Speedie said.
Detailed design for the initial infrastructure and pavilion are complete and we are well-positioned to deliver this project.
Set on 100ha of council-owned land, Baranduda Fields will be the largest regional sporting precinct between Sydney and Melbourne.
The precinct will allow the city of Wodonga to showcase sport at a local, regional and state level, and will provide economic benefits from visitation of major sporting events.
Facilities in the Baranduda Fields masterplan also include a cycling track and indoor stadium with multi-use courts as well as tennis, hockey, soccer, rugby, lawn bowls, baseball, softball, netball and basketball facilities.
The council has already purchased of the land and completed the initial design phase with $10 million over three years in the long-term capital plan.
We are ready to take up this fantastic opportunity from the federal government Cr Speedie said.