Brimbank,
21
April
2018
|
03:30
Australia/Melbourne

Council calls for four court sports stadium at Sunshine College, West Sunshine

Summary

Brimbank City Council is calling for a four court indoor stadium to be built Sunshine College, West Sunshine campus.

Council will write to the State Government asking for a four court indoor stadium to be included and funded in the project scope for new facilities to be built at the school in Lachlan Street.

Council will also advocate for renewable energy power sources to be included as part of the facility.

Mayor of Brimbank, Cr Margaret Giudice said Council felt compelled to write to the Treasurer, the Hon. Tim Pallas MP, and the Minister for Education, the Hon. James Merlino MP, on the matter.

“While the State Government is looking at new facilities for the school, it’s important we are clear that there is a need for this type of sports facility at the school and within the community.

State Government Should Return Funds to Community

“In recent years the State Government has sold four school sites in Brimbank, so there should be scope to reinvest some of that money into new facilities at a school within our municipality,” the Mayor said.

In tabled the Notice of Motion, Cr John Hedditch said shortfalls in access to sport and recreation opportunities for communities in the area are well known and reported in local area research.

“The school catchment area of West Sunshine, Ardeer, Albion and Sunshine is one that houses some of Brimbank and Victoria’s most disadvantaged,” Cr Hedditch said.

“The local community is calling for indoor basketball, badminton, volleyball, netball, table tennis, indoor soccer opportunities, to name a few.

“A four court stadium for joint school and community use is one of viable size for long term sustainability.

“The Victorian government must provide a stronger commitment to the Brimbank community by fully funding this much needed project. Such a commitment helps close the disadvantage gap and ensures young people, families and children are given a fair go in comparison to other communities. It also helps to lift education, health, and community pride outcomes across the area as well,” Cr Hedditch said.