Monash City Football Club, East Oakleigh Cricket Club and Oakleigh Tennis Club are the latest to benefit from the the Andrews Labor Government’s $180 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund (CSIF).
Minister for Sport John Eren and Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos visited Caloola Reserve to announce $800,000 towards a new pavilion for the sporting hub.
The project is one of over 90 projects to score a boost from the CSIF, which received a $60 million boost in the Victorian Budget 2018/19.
Sports like tennis, cricket and soccer are more popular than ever and the Labor Government is supporting that popularity by delivering accessible, safe and modern facilities that our growing communities deserve.
Since the old pavilion was knocked down recently, clubs at the ground have been left with temporary buildings that have been falling short, especially when it came to catering for growing numbers of women and girls.
The bigger and better multisport pavilion will come complete with female friendly facilities which include four change rooms each with separate amenities, internal and external storage space, a first aid room, umpires change room, public amenities, kitchen, function spaces and viewing deck.
The facilities will also be used by nearby schools and community groups as well as the sporting clubs.
Across Victoria we've invested more than $420 million in community sport and recreation facilities, and earlier this year provided almost half a billion dollars to support sport and active recreation at all levels.
Minister Eren acknowledged the City of Monash for its $2 million contribution to the project.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren
“This boost will support the growing number of people in Oakleigh keen to get involved in local sport and recreation.“
“Our Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is giving locals the facilities they need to play the sports they love.”
Quote attributable to Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos
“The Caloola Reserve development will give our community state-of-the-art facilities that can be used by all players regardless of age, gender or ability.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020