Being a small rural town, Goroke’s economy is largely dependent upon rural industries and visitors to maintain a small commercial sector, which includes a supermarket, post office, news agency, fuel station and take away food store. The local hotel is being renovated after many years of being closed, is due to open in early 2022. Goroke also supports a P-12 College, a pre-school, a public library (two days per week), and an active Senior Citizens Club and Men’s Shed. The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the visitor economy, especially with the cancellation of local sporting leagues, in particular the football and netball league competitions which saw people from as far away as Keith in South Australia travel to Goroke.
The construction of the facility will assist in the recovery from the negative impact of Covid-19 by providing significant direct investment into the community and importantly, by ensuring that Goroke maintains a presence in the regional sporting leagues and association, restoring and possibly enhancing that recently lost visitor economy.
Construction of a new Pavilion and Changerooms at the Goroke Recreation Reserve, Goroke. The scope includes four home and away player change rooms for Netball/Tennis & Football, umpire change rooms, gym, public toilets, social room and kitchen.
Main St, Goroke Recreation Reserve, Goroke 3412 View Map
Main St, Goroke Recreation Reserve ,
Funding confirmed: October 2020
Project commencement: October 2020
Construction commenced: April 2021
Construction due to be completed: September 2022
Official opening: TBC
Sports & Recreation Victoria - $1,755,000
Community - $145,000
Council - $50,000
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