Council welcomes funding commitment for new Centre for Wellbeing at Moorabbin Reserve
19 November 2020
Kingston Council has welcomed a partnership between the Federal and State Governments that will see additional funding for the development of a new Centre for Health and Wellbeing at Moorabbin Reserve, named after legendary football player Danny Frawley.
The funding commitment comes on top of the significant contributions the Council and State Government have made to the return of the St Kilda Football Club to their home at Moorabbin Reserve.
Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos said the new Danny Frawley Centre for Health and Wellbeing was a fitting legacy for a man who did so much on and off the field to support mental health.
“The development of the Centre for Wellbeing comes at a crucial time when the local community has been particularly challenged by the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, lockdown and recovery,” said Cr Staikos. “This facility aligns well with Council’s objectives of working to support our community during this difficult period.”
“The new Centre will be a great addition to the already fantastic facilities now available for the Club and the community to use and enjoy at Moorabbin Reserve, including the Saints’ AFLW team which has had a terrific first season.”
This announcement will also bring a wonderful opportunity to facilitate another construction project in Kingston, providing local jobs not only in construction but also for the many local businesses that supply to the construction sector.