Mayor of Maroondah, Councillor Alex Makin welcomed the opening of the Glen Park Sports Pavilion, as one of many projects that will complete Council’s Glen Park Future Directions Plan.
Officially opened on Wednesday 9 June by the Mayor and Mr Mike Symon, Federal Member for Deakin, the new multi purpose pavilion will benefit sporting clubs and Glen Park Community Centre user groups.
“This facility is home to East Ringwood Junior Football Club, catering for 200 families of all abilities and backgrounds, and currently fielding eight teams ranging in ages from Under 8s to Under 16s,” said Cr Makin.
“The Club is expecting 10-15% growth in the next 12 months with many Auskick participants waiting in the wings to join the junior teams,” said Cr Makin.
“The facility is also home to the South Croydon Cricket Club, and serves as their second ground, with two senior teams and four junior teams, one of which is a female team, using the facilities during the cricket season,” said Cr Makin.
“On behalf of Council and the facility users, I would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Federal Governement for its contribution of $500,000,” said Cr Makin.
The new multi purpose sports pavilion comprises:
- 2 change rooms – which can be converted into 4 smaller spaces
- Large storeroom
- 3 metre verandah providing shade for spectators and to assist in cooling the building
- Accessible toilet facilities
- Kiosk and store
“As part of Council’s commitment to sustainability, the new facility will harvest water from the roof to be stored in a water tank, and connected to the new toilet facilities for flushing. Solar hot water has also been installed,” said Cr Makin.
“I would like to thank the Glen Park Community Centre for initiating the application for the upgrade to the facility and working with Council to see the project rhough to fruition,” said Cr Makin.
Recent improvements to Glen Park, as part of Council’s Glen Park Future Directions Plan (2008), include:
- The Men’s Shed
- Glen Park Community Centre redevelopment (officially opening in July)
- Tennis Court upgrade
- A new community playspace to be completed by the end of the year
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