Good news: Lisa Chesters made the announcement on Friday. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN


Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters has announced that a federal Labor Government will fund $125,000 worth of upgrades to Eaglehawk’s Canterbury Park.

The funding is to ensure that a scoreboard, new lights and ground audio can be fitted at the venue, which has already undergone extensive works.

“The completion of the lights, scoreboard and ground audio will create greater options for the user groups of the oval and also provide extra community activities for the residents of Eaglehawk,” Ms Chesters said.

Scott Jefferis from the Eaglehawk Cricket Club welcomed the announcement that would finish off years of development.

“The Eaglehawk Development Group and clubs have been working for 10 years to upgrade the facilities at Canterbury Park,” Mr Jefferis said.

“Lighting will allow us to play football and cricket and night and greater use of the oval. Sound and scoreboard upgrades means we can also have community movie nights,” he said.