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Maroondah Journal: Ready to let games begin

By June 15, 2010July 21st, 2010No Comments

The Glen Park Sports Pavilion was one of several projects identified through the Glen Park Future Directions Masterplan, which aimed to improve the amenity of the Glen Park Precinct and provide facilities for the Bayswater North community.

Projects within the Masterplan have been completed through a mixture of Local, State and Federal funding and the Maroondah Journal has reported on the recently completed works at the Pavilion,:

Mayor Alex Makin said the new multi-purpose pavilion was home to the East Ringwood  Junior Football Club, catering to 200 families of all backgrounds and currently fielding eight teams ranging in ages from under 8s to under 16s.  The park is also home to the South Croydon Cricket Club with two senior teams and four junior teams, one of them a female team, using it during the cricket season.

Glen Park is being revitalised into a multi-purpose community hub, complete with new sporting, recreational and educational facilities.  This project complements recent works including a Men’s Shed, tennis court upgrades and the soon to be re-opened Glen Park Community Centre.  The need for sustainability improvements has been embedded into the pavilion providing both energy and water efficiencies.

Cr Makin said the pavilion would harvest water from the roof to be stored in a water tank for flushing toilets.  Solar hot water has also been installed.

Further projects will be delivered shortly at Glen Park, including the completion of the redeveloped Community Centre, which is scheduled for the next weeks and a new play space, which will be completed later this year.  These projects have been possible through a partnership approach between all of government, ensuring that the community receives positive outcomes, through new and improved facilities.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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