Heathmont Reserve is home to the Heathmont Baseball Club, Heathmont Baptist Cricket Club and Gujarati Association Cricket Club and will receive $821,000 to build two new changerooms, a kitchen, a viewing area and accessibility improvements for people with a disability.
The project while largely funded through Maroondah City Council, will receive $240,000 from the Federal Government through the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program.
Maroondah Mayor Alex Makin confirmed a $575,000 commitment from the council to make the project a reality. Cr Makin said the works would make the reserve more inclusive and accessible to the wider community.
“What this translates into for the community is the development of a multi-purpose facility that will help expand social and sports participation for families, female teams and people with a disability.”
The contribution of Federal funding demonstrates the partnerships that can be developed when several levels of government work together for the benefit of the community.