MULWALA Water Ski Club will host a world championship event in March 2020 at its out of town ski facility which has picked up $300,000 in state government funding.
Club chief executive Peter Duncan confirmed the five-day event was coming to Mulwala with the allocated funding to be spent on sealing roads, upgrading toilets and building an office complex at the Max Kirwan water ski park located about 8km west of the town.
The club is also contributing $125,000 to the works which will be completed before the 10 competing countries descend on Mulwala and deliver almost $1.5 million in economic activity to the Yarrawonga-Mulwala community.
“We’ve been bidding a lot for world title events,” Mr Duncan said.
“The feedback we’ve got from the international teams is they love our lake, but our facilities are not up to scratch.
“We’ve got dirt roads, but we need sealed roads and we’ve got toilets where we also need disabled facilities.
“We also don’t have the office facilities to run these type of events.
“With this (funding) we will definitely put the infrastructure in.
“It means a hell of a lot for the ski club, but also the towns of Mulwala and Yarrawonga, particularly.
The Max Kirwan ski park has two purpose-built lakes for professional skiing which are 850 metres long and about 150 metres wide.
The 10 competing countries each bring up to 50 people.
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