Official opening of Janiember Park this Saturday

Published on 01 June 2017

There will be celebrations this Saturday as the $1.27 million Janiember Park project at Serpentine is officially opened by the Hon Jacinta Allan MP Member for Bendigo East, Minister for Public Transport and Minister for Major Projects.

Community members, volunteers, Loddon Shire Councillors and Council staff will also be in attendance at the opening, which will take place before the Bears Lagoon Serpentine v Newbridge seniors’ game.

The project includes the construction of new change room facilities for netball and football, and female and male umpires, and renovation of the public toilets. The former change rooms have been transformed into a new social area and the hall has had minor upgrade works.

Landscaping and drainage/kerb and channel works are in progress and a new playground will be installed soon.

Loddon Shire Mayor Councillor Neil Beattie said he was looking forward to the opening and acknowledged the valuable contribution to the project by the community.

“Janiember Park is the outstanding result of a lot of hard work by the Serpentine community, Council and the Project Steering Group,” Cr Beattie said.

“I congratulate everyone involved in the project on such a great result.” 

The redevelopment project began around nine years ago, when members of the Janiember Park Users Group approached Council with the initial concept for the project. All aspects of the project are constructed to current day standards including DDA compliance, AFL, netball and building code standards.

The project was made possible through a combination of funding from Regional Development Victoria, Country Football and Netball Program 2013, Inglewood and Districts Community Bank, Loddon Shire Council, the Serpentine community and generous in-kind contributions.