Bowling a winner at Kangaroo Flat

June 23, 2022 BY

Green light: Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards, Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club chair Brian Hansen and City of Greater Bendigo mayor Cr Andrea Metcalf. Photo: SUPPLIED

A NEW synthetic green has been rolled out at the Kangaroo Flat Bowling Club.

The turf is lit by new 100 lux lighting, with funding for the project coming from a $330,000 grant from the State Government’s local sports grants initiative.

The project was a 2018 election promise from Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards, who unveiled the green last Saturday.

“Kangaroo Flat Bowling Club is the home of bowls in this area, locals deserve appropriate facilities they can be proud of,” she said.

The previous lawn at the club was outdated and suffering damage from weather and increasing demand from over 80 members at the club.

According to Ms Edwards, the new surface is more durable and will require less maintenance.

Fencing and shaded spectator seating was also included as part of the project.

“I’m sure the bowls community will embrace the new synthetic surface, lighting and shading, so they can welcome more players and take their game to the next level,” Ms Edwards said.

“Better sport and recreation facilities make it easier for Victorians to get involved in local sport and recreation and lead healthy and active lifestyles.”

It is hoped the new facilities will help grow the club further, with an extended pennant competition and more intra and interclub tournaments to bring in teams and players from across the region being discussed.