Council’s advocacy pays off for local sports clubs
Glen Eira City Council successfully secured funding through Sport and Recreation Victoria’s
2017–18 Community Sports Infrastructure Fund for the following projects:
- $100,000 for the Moorleigh Village cricket nets/multipurpose facility — this project will see a conversion of the cricket nets at Moorleigh Community Village Reserve into a multipurpose sporting facility providing cricket nets and a range of other sporting activities.
- $49,500 for the cricket net upgrade facility extensions — this project will upgrade existing cricket training facilities at Victory Park, Centenary Park and East Caulfield Reserve. Each location will have an extra training bay constructed.
- $100,000 for the McKinnon Reserve Pavilion female-friendly facilities upgrade (announcement pictured). This project redevelops the existing change and bathroom facilities at McKinnon Reserve Pavilion to provide modern female accessible change areas and bathrooms.
- $100,000 for the Koornang Park Pavilion female-friendly facilities upgrade — this project seeks to redevelop the existing change and bathroom facilities at Koornang Park Pavilion to provide modern female accessible change areas and bathrooms.
Works for these projects are expected to begin in the 2018–19 financial year.
In addition to this, the State Government also announced $2 million of funding for a community hub at Murrumbeena Park. While a final design is yet to be developed, the project will deliver a multipurpose community hub and sporting pavilion, together with facilities for community groups, events and functions, landscaping and footpath improvements. Council will undertake further community consultation and design of the new hub in 2018–19, with construction anticipated to commence in the 2019–20 financial year.