Work on running track reaches the finishing line

The great and the good at the memorial athletics track Sunbury.
Young athletes with Josh Bull MP (left), Hume City mayor Naim Kurt, and councillor Jack Medcraft (right) at the Eric Boardman Memorial Reserve. Photo / supplied.

The rain kept away on Saturday 1 June when the new athletics track at the Eric Boardman Memorial Reserve was officially opened.

Upgrades were helped along by $2m from the Victorian Government and almost $5m from Hume City ratepayers.

Helping the event along was free food and refreshments, a chance to meet local athletes and try the track out for size.

More than 120 members from the Sunbury Little Athletics Club and local schools will use the new facilities.

The venue features an all-weather 400 metre synthetic track, complete with drainage and an irrigation system for the turf infield, as well as new lighting allowing local athletics to host training and competitions year-round.

In addition, there’s new long and triple jump pits
, a discus and hammer throw cage, and
shelters for athletes and spectators.

The new facilities will be used for junior competitions, school carnivals, athlete training and development programs across a wide range of disciplines.

Sunbury MP Josh Bull says investments such as this create jobs, stimulate local economies, and improve the health, wellbeing, and social outcomes for the community.