Kicking goals for Carrum Downs community

Thursday 25 January 2018

Even more up and coming local sports stars will soon be kicking goals and hitting sixes while enjoying their favourite sport at the Carrum Downs Recreation Reserve.

Minister for Sport John Eren and Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny yesterday announced a $500,000 commitment towards a new synthetic oval as part of the Carrum Downs Recreation Reserve Redevelopment.

The $2.2 million project, which Council is contributing $1.7 million towards, will deliver a synthetic multipurpose sporting field, central cricket wicket, sports field lighting, fencing and various line markings.

Frankston City Mayor Colin Hampton welcomed the announcement saying the synthetic surface will revolutionise the playing and training experience for sporting clubs, especially with the high demand in female and junior participation.

“We know that improving local sports infrastructure helps build stronger, healthier and more connected communities and increases participation amongst children and adults alike,” said the Mayor.

“This is an exciting time for sports and recreation within Frankston City, with part of the Carrum Downs Recreation Reserve refurbishments already completed or underway and further improvements to come in the future”

“Thank you to Sonya and the Victorian Government for your dedication towards delivering new and improved facilities alongside Council to better serve the local community.”

Today’s announcement comes on top of previous investments in delivering the new almost $4 million multipurpose pavilion, upgrading the Wedge Road intersection with new traffic lights and relocating the Carrum Downs Fire Brigade with a newly built facility.

Additionally, $700,000 from the sale of the old Carrum Downs Memorial Hall which was no longer fit for purpose have been redirected towards the redevelopment of the reserve with the new pavilion providing use for sports and community events catering for over 200 people.

“These projects reflect the positive partnership that Council has with the Victorian Government in delivering positive outcomes for the Frankston City community.”

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