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Work commences on upgrading City of Casey sport venue
Work has commenced on a $3.2 million project to build a new and improved pavilion at Lawson Poole Reserve in Cranbourne, City of Casey, Victoria to better meet the needs of the venue’s football, cricket and soccer clubs.
Council invested $1.6 million towards this project, which was matched by the Victorian Government through the Growing Suburbs Fund.
City of Casey Councillors Gary Rowe, Susan Serey and Rosalie Crestani were joined by Member for Cranbourne Pauline Richards MP and representatives from Football Federation Victoria, AFL Victoria, Cricket Victoria and local clubs on Friday 15th March 2019 to celebrate the start of the project’s construction.
This project will deliver an upgraded and expanded pavilion with six change rooms, two referee change rooms, a community room with terraced viewing and decking, office, storage and first aid areas and kitchen. It also includes improved pathways, landscaping and a public art installation.
City of Casey Mayor Amanda Stapledon said Council was thrilled to be able to deliver better facilities for the sporting clubs that use Lawson Poole Reserve.
“This new facility will replace the current pavilion that does not meet the needs of the four clubs that call this reserve home. Demand has been particularly stretched since two soccer pitches were added to the reserve two years ago,” she said.
“This project will help the Cranbourne Meadows Cricket Club, Casey Cobras Football Club, Gideon Warriors Football Club and United Stars Sports Club to thrive and support them to increase participation in their respective sports.
“Council is proud to deliver projects like this that support our great clubs and the local community to come together, be physically active and promote inclusiveness.”
President of the Cranbourne Meadows Cricket Club, Ben Warren-Smith, said the club was thrilled about the project and the benefits it will create.
“We’ve had growth of about 100 people over the past four years into our club alone … so the former pavilion made it hard to cater for the size of our club. Our key driver to push for the development was so we can have more people involved,” he said.
“It’s great that the development is all on the right path and everyone’s working together to get a great outcome and build a better future for the community. The plans look great and we’re looking forward to it being completed.”
“We thank the State Government for their contribution towards this project and investment in our region; Council needs continued support to meet the needs of our large and growing community,” Mayor Stapledon said. “We look forward to continuing to grow our partnership with the Victorian Government to build the sport and recreational facilities our community needs."
This project is expected to be completed in late 2019.
30th January 2019 - City of Casey develops future Aquatic Facilities Strategy
20th August 2018 - YMCA Casey RACE secures National Aquatic Industry Safety Award
14th May 2018 - City of Casey backs football facilities for Team 11 consortium
7th October 2017 - Community welcomes redeveloped Casey Stadium
13th December 2016 - Casey extends facility partnership with YMCA
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