Massive investment in local sports now underway
6 November 2019
Sport in Kingston will receive an $11 million boost thanks to a significant investment approved by Kingston Council.
Works are set to begin on four major projects after Council last night approved contracts for redevelopments at Roy Dore Reserve in Carrum, Jack Grut Reserve in Mordialloc, Aspendale Gardens Sports Grounds and Chadwick Reserve in Dingley Village.
Kingston Mayor Georgina Oxley said Council was proud to be making significant investments to improve local sporting facilities.
“Many of our sporting pavilions were built half a century ago when sport was designed with only men in mind,” Cr Oxley said. “We are transforming sporting facilities across all corners of Kingston to provide modern facilities with disability access and female-friendly changerooms, so they can be used by all,” Cr Oxley said.
“This is a great use of ratepayer funds as these facilities not only serve thousands of local families taking part in a wide range of sports including AFL, cricket, soccer, netball and rugby but are also home to other community groups including Carrum Radio and the Mordialloc Brass Band.”
Works will commence soon on:
- $5.8 million Roy Dore Reserve redevelopment featuring a new pavilion, sports lighting upgrades and (insert details here). Works are expected to begin in late 2019 and completed by late 2020.
- $1.2 million Jack Grut Reserve Stage 2 redevelopment to replace the existing aged social room. The modular building will be built off-site and installed at the Mordialloc reserve in February/March 2020.
- $4.018 million to develop Stage One works at Aspendale Gardens Sports Grounds to provide 4 soccer pitches or 2 AFL sized ovals, cricket nets, sports lighting, access road and carpark plus at Chadwick Reserve sports fields and sports lighting. Future stages will provide pavilions and landscaping works. Works will commence in late 2019.