Local sport has been given a boost with the recent completion of two projects – a $1.6 million soccer pavilion at Ardeer Reserve, and $850,000 unisex change rooms at Bon Thomas Reserve, Deer Park.
Mayor of Brimbank, Cr Margaret Giudice said the completion of both projects was great news for local sports and sports participation.
“The new pavilion at Ardeer Reserve now provides the Westgate Soccer Club with a modern home that meets their needs, as well as those of the wider community, now and into the future.
“The pavilion was designed to support female participation, which is a focus for Council,” the Mayor said.
The pavilion includes two change rooms, a social room, associated amenities, referees’ room, first aid room, storage rooms and public amenities.
“We’re really excited about the completion of the new change rooms at Bon Thomas Reserve that can accommodate men, women and juniors. The facility includes toilets, showers and change room areas,” the Mayor said.
“In addition, we’ve installed sportsground lighting on oval one which means the reserve can now accommodate sports clubs throughout the year for the first time ever.
“We’ll shortly get started on sealing the existing gravel carpark and installing car park lighting at a cost of about $380,000.
“We’ve also committed $1.7 million for the redevelopment of the second sportsground, construction of a synthetic cricket wicket and additional floodlighting.
“There’s also a further $220,000 for a barbecue, drinking fountain, extension of the playground, fitness equipment, access paths and park furniture.”
Sports and Recreation Victoria has contributed $100,000 funding towards the construction of the Bon Thomas Reserve change room construction.
The Ardeer Soccer Pavilion was funded by Council through its Capital Works Program and a contribution of $150,000 from Westgate Soccer Club.
(Pictured: Brimbank Councillors Duyen Anh Pham and Victoria Borg at Bon Thomas Reserve)