The Australian and Victorian Governments continue to partner with local governments across Victoria to get high-priority community infrastructure off the ground, with the Lexton Community Hub complete and officially open.

The $3.8 million newly-built facility includes a multi-purpose function space with commercial kitchen, an outdoor play area, informal childcare and playgroups, and upgraded sporting facilities and change rooms to meet the needs of a range of clubs.

The hub’s new amenities meet community expectations for modern sporting facility standards and will be a lasting asset to the region.

The Lexton Community Hub was completed in 2023, with the official opening today. It provided 500 jobs during construction.

Financial contributions came from the Australian Government ($1.85 million), the Victorian Government ($820,000), the Lexton Recreation Reserve Committee of Management ($160,000) and the Pyrenees Shire Council ($1.03 million).


Quotes attributable to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King:

“It’s excellent to see the Lexton Community Hub completed, enabling growing local participation in sports such as AFL football, cricket and golf.

“This fabulous facility will also host a range of activities and events, providing direct and indirect economic benefits to the community, local groups and associations.”

Quotes attributable to State Member for Ripon Martha Haylett:

“The Hub is an exceptional asset for Lexton that will bring benefits to the local community that has experienced several challenges in recent years.”

Quotes attributable to Pyrenees Shire Council Mayor Robert Vance:

“The community’s vision for the hub was to create a multi-purpose space for social events and activities to help people in remote areas connect.

“The result is a state-of the-art facility with a new commercial kitchen, upgraded sports change rooms, an outdoor play space and space for informal childcare and playgroups.

“The hub is a wonderful asset for the Lexton community, who are really excited about using it long into the future.”