Towong Shire

Upper Murray Events Centre

Upper Murray Events Centre

The Upper Murray Events Centre has now been completed. The $2.8 Million project was funded by a number of contributions including $1M from the Victorian State Government; $800,000 from the Federal Government; $700,000 from Council; $250,000 from Corryong Health; and $100,000 in-kind committed by the community. 

The Centre will host Federals Football Netball Club, Corryong Football Netball Club and a Health and Fitness Centre by Corryong Health. It will also provide a valuable venue for the local Neighbourhood Centre and community groups, as well as hosting the annual Man from Snowy River Bush Festival.

The Health and Fitness Centre features a tailored fit out and equipment refresh, with some of the existing equipment is already transferred from the old Health and Fitness Centre to the new facility.

Designed by Loft Architecture and using local trades where possible, the Centre features football and netball change rooms, a large event space, bar and kiosk facilities, a commercial kitchen, office spaces and meeting rooms. The building also features a full wall of windows that look out onto the netball court and oval.

The timber used around the bar area was salvaged from the old grandstand which previously  stood at the Recreation Reserve, an important part of the sites heritage. The building uses natural materials and stone walls, referencing the Man from Snowy River heritage of the region, the design giving a subtle nod to the stone huts dotted throughout the high country.

While an official opening of the Events Centre was initially planned for early June, the date will be rescheduled to Spring when we can safely bring the community together for a celebration.

 

PROJECT UPDATES

May 2020 - Completion of the Upper Murray Events Centre

December 2019 - Upper Murray Events Centre Construction Progressing

October 2019 - New Fitness Centre to be established in the Upper Murray

July 2019 - Design concepts finalised

June 2019 - Demolition works underway

May 2019 - Funding confirmed

View the full Project Floor Plans (PDF 1014 KB)

Last updated: 08 September 2020