Works are underway at the popular Keilor Park Recreation Reserve with the $1.5 million redevelopment of the car park.
Mayor of Brimbank, Cr Margaret Giudice said the redevelopment of the busy car park will be a welcome improvement for many community members who access a wide range of sports played at the reserve.
“The current gravel car park located outside the Keilor Basketball and Netball Stadium, is an eyesore and a source of frustration for users.
“The redevelopment of the car park will create space for 381 car parking bays, and include new walking paths and crossings to improve safety as people walk to and from their cars.
“This project adds to the 60 car parks established as part of the extension of the Keilor Basketball and Netball Stadium in 2015.
“The works will be managed in four stages to minimise disruptions, while we continue providing access to the car park during the construction.
“While there may be some short-term inconvenience, the long-term benefits of the car park redevelopment will be well worth it,” Cr Giudice said.
The car park redevelopment project will include construction of the car park road pavement, kerb and channel, underground drainage, asphalt surfacing, footpaths, raingardens and association civil works.
This project is just one of a list of sporting facility upgrades and enhancements to be delivered through Council’s $12.18 million capital works program for sport facilities upgrades in 2018-2019.
The car park is used by the Keilor Little Athletics Centre, Keilor Park Synthetic Sportsfields, Keilor Park Softball Association, and the Keilor Basketball and Netball Stadium.
Local sports clubs and operators using Keilor Park Recreation Reserve will be kept updated throughout the duration of the project.
Construction is expected to be completed by mid-November 2018, at the Keilor Park Recreation Reserve car park, located off Stadium Drive, Keilor Park.