Works to upgrade football, netball and cricket facilities at RF Miles Reserve to meet the participation growth needs of Seaford Cricket Club and Seaford Football Netball Club will soon be underway, thanks to a recent federal budget announcement over the weekend.
Following months of extensive work and numerous meetings advocating to both state and federal politicians on behalf of sports clubs, Council welcomed the recent announcement of $2.6 million in budgeted funds from Federal Member for Dunkley, Chris Crewther.
Frankston City Mayor Michael O’Reilly thanked Chris Crewther for his commitment to sports in Seaford, saying “Council can now commence works on this vital sporting upgrade thanks to this budgeted funding,”
“Chris has listened to Council’s urgent requests to get on board with this project, which has resulted in this fantastic win that will give these clubs the home they need and deserve to continue kicking goals and hitting sixes into their successful centenary celebrations in 2020.”
The proposed redevelopment of RF Miles Reserve will include:
- A new two-storey pavilion with female-friendly facilities
- Larger oval to meet AFL standards, a new netball court and new cricket nets
- Car parking, bus stop, shared user paths and landscaping
- New oval lighting, scoreboard and coaches box
“It has been a long journey in order to secure these funds and it’s great to see that this hard work has paid off for the local Seaford sporting community.”
“Our thanks and congratulations also goes to the clubs on their efforts in lobbying to secure this much-needed funding announcement.”
Council has committed $3.347 million towards the project, with $2.6 million commitments also received from the Victorian Government, Victorian Opposition and Federal Opposition.
To view the election commitments made to Frankston City, visit: frankston.com.au/advocacy