Brimbank City Council has welcomed an announcement by Minister for Sport, the Hon John Eren MP, for $250,000 funding towards the Floodlighting Upgrade Project at Churchill Reserve in St Albans.
This funding, coupled with a further $242,000 investment from Brimbank Council and $100,000 contribution by St Albans Saints Soccer Club, means Churchill Reserve will soon be able to accommodate increased opportunities for junior and female sports participation.
Mayor of Brimbank, Cr Margaret Giudice said that Council is very pleased for the continued support in helping Council deliver much needed improvements to sporting facilities across Brimbank.
“The funding for this project will assist Council in implementing improvements at Churchill Reserve in St Albans, with additional floodlighting to Pitch 1 and Pitch 3.
“The works will involve the installation of competition standard lighting to Pitch 1 and 3 to cater for night games, meeting the Australian Standard requirements for matches and training – ultimately resulting in more games and more players at the site.
“The upgrades will ensure that Council can deliver significant improvements to overall safety, visibility and access for players and spectators at Churchill Reserve.
“This is important work - we know that providing access to well-developed sporting facilities as well as encouraging our younger generation to be more active, can have a positive impact on the social and health outcomes for Brimbank.
“New and updated sport and recreation facilities are an important part of ensuring people of all ages, abilities and gender have every opportunity to access and participate in sporting activities,” Cr Giudice said.
This project is just one of a list of sporting facility upgrades and enhancement to be delivered through Council’s $12.8 million capital works program for sport facilities upgrades in 2018-2019.