Cranbourne Gets A Synthetic Oval

25 August 2016

Cranbourne is now home to Victoria’s second ever full-sized synthetic sports oval.

Minister for Sport John Eren today officially opened the Carlisle Park football and cricket ground, complete with new netball courts. It’s made possible by a $650,000 Andrews Labor Government grant.

The project includes a weather-proof synthetic oval, two new netball courts, lighting for training and games, cricket practice nets and a new pavilion.

Synthetic surfaces mark an exciting new era for grassroots sport. They mean no more muddy surfaces during the depths of winter, and can withstand the pressures of a hot summer.

Casey is one of Victoria’s fastest growing regions, and that means more Cranbourne locals are turning to grassroots sport than ever before. Carlisle Park’s synthetic surface will allow more players to train and play locally without the ground suffering from heavy traffic.

Synthetic turf is durable, sustainable and easy to maintain. Most importantly, there’s no need to water or fertilise the surface, and that’s a big cost saving.

All Victorians should have access to first-class facilities for sport and recreation. It’s what we promised, and it’s what we’re delivering.

The Labor Government’s $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is helping communities all over Victoria upgrade tired grounds and build the facilities they need.

The Carlisle Park project was funded in partnership with the City of Casey, AFL Victoria and Cricket Victoria.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren

“Carlisle Park becomes just the second full-sized synthetic oval in Victoria. This is a really exciting development for local clubs, players and families.”

“The local area is booming, and that means more players than ever before are signing up for grassroots sports. A synthetic surface will help the ground cope with additional traffic.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera

“This is another strong investment by the Andrews Labor Government, supporting another superb state-of-the-art community facility in our local area.”

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