18 August 2023

Goulburn Valley League’s Round 18 clash between Euroa and Mansfield will have a twist.

The winning A-Grade netball and Senior football sides will be crowned the inaugural Standpipe Cup champions.

The event is in honour of Goulburn Valley Water’s (GVW) Greening Euroa Standpipe Cup, which will ultimately provide recycled water to Euroa Football Netball Club’s home ground Memorial Oval.

Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor Cr Laura Binks said the Memorial Oval was just one of the many green spaces in Euroa that would benefit from the Greening Euroa Project.

“We are currently advocating to the government for funding to see this incredible project come to fruition,” Cr Binks said.

“The proposed, innovative community-driven project is the first of its kind in Victoria. It’s climate smart, cost efficient and community inspired.”

The Greening Euroa project comes after Goulburn Valley Water installed a purple recycled water standpipe near the Euroa Golf Course. This type of standpipe provides Class B recycled water, suitable for use during construction works, or for watering sports fields, golf courses and more.

The recycled water standpipe is designed to reduce pressure on drinking water supplies in Euroa and Mansfield by providing an alternate source of water.

GVW Acting Managing Director Daniel Hughes said GVW was committed to finding sustainable water supply options for its regional towns.

“Our first recycled water standpipe in Euroa that we installed with the Strathbogie Shire Council has been really successful and it’s fantastic to see the community leading the Greening Euroa project.”

“We’ve also been able to partner with Mansfield Shire Council to install a second purple standpipe to help ensure the sustainability of our water sources.” he said.

The hotly contested clash between Euroa and Mansfield is the perfect match to present the Standpipe Cup as ovals in both towns may be kept green in the future using recycled water.

Gouburn Valley League Chair Jacqui Hudgson said, “GV Water is a valued partner of the Goulburn Valley League and we are pleased to support them and this project. The ability to recycle water to assist with the water supply at Memorial Oval and Mansfield Recreation Reserve will ensure the longevity of these facilities for all community usage. I encourage you to head down to the game and chat to the team from GV Water to find out more about this project.”

The event will also feature a water cafe with free water bottles and other goodies to promote the Greening Euroa project.

For more information on Greening Euroa, visit https://www.strathbogie.vic.gov.au/environment/greening-euroa/