Sport and recreation clubs in Rosedale are kicking off the new year with the official opening of the new pavilion at Rosedale Recreation Reserve.
Representing Minister for Sport, John Eren, Parliamentary Secretary, Danielle Green joined Wellington Shire Council Mayor, Cr Carolyn Crossley and members of local ‘Blues’ football, cricket and netball clubs to officially open the new facility.
The new pavilion is worth $912,340, and was co-funded with $327,032 from the Victorian Government’s Community Facility Funding Program.
The new facilities include player and umpire change rooms, showers, adjoining amenities, a first aid room; time keeper’s box, public toilets and a redeveloped kiosk and community room.
It replaces outdated buildings at the reserve that were struggling to cope with over 400 Blues club members, ranging from senior netballers to growing participants in local Auskick and in2CRICKET programs.
The pavilion complements the existing two ovals and two netball courts at the reserve and provides local clubs the perfect base to host more training and competitions including grand finals.
Nearby Rosedale Primary School and the wider community will also be able to access the new facilities to stage bigger and better sports events, as well as community functions and celebrations.
Ms Green thanked project partners Wellington Shire Council for its $535,308 and local community organisations for their $50,000 contribution to the project.
Quotes attributable to Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Major Events & Regional Victoria and Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green
“Sport and recreation clubs are the lifeblood of our communities. We love our sports, and quality facilities like these ensure communities can continue to participate in them.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is proud to be investing $100 million in community facilities like these as part of our commitment to continue revitalising our local sports facilities.”
“We want to encourage all Victorians to be active and enjoy sport, that’s why we are working with communities to develop modern, accessible facilities for today and into the future.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020