Moorabbin Little Athletics Track set to get a $1.2 million face-lift
27 June 2017
Young athletes from Moorabbin’s Little Athletics Club will be getting ready to run at a brand new track.
Moorabbin’s GR Bricker Reserve Little Athletics Track is set to get a $1.2 million face-lift with Kingston Council appointing an expert sports surface company to redevelop the site.
Council will invest $900,000 of ratepayer funds, alongside a $300,000 contribution from the Victorian Government, to upgrade the running track and improve conditions for the 250 junior athletes at the Moorabbin Little Athletics Club.
Kingston Mayor David Eden said the redevelopment was part of Council’s ongoing investment of many millions of dollars to create and maintain quality community facilities.
“Like so many of our sporting clubs, the Moorabbin Little Athletics Club is doing a fantastic job promoting a healthy and active lifestyle to hundreds of young people each year,” Cr Eden said.
“An upgrade to the track will provide a safer spot for training and competition, and allow the club to expand its current members from 250 to over 400 participants within the next three years.”
Work at the track will take place by the end of 2017 and include a modern rubber surface suitable for year-round use, along with redevelopment of the long jump and high jump areas.