Works on the new $3.825 million Overport Park Pavilion are underway and will provide the Frankston community with new state-of-the-art sports facilities.
Frankston City Mayor, Michael O’Reilly said the new pavilion will contribute significant opportunities to grow the profile of female participation in AFL and cricket throughout Frankston City.
“This $3.625 million investment from Frankston City Council provide a sustainable, multi-purpose facility that meets the current and future needs of the community,” said the Mayor.
“Overport Park is home to Frankston City’s second largest tennis and junior football clubs, one of the largest cricket clubs and two arts-based community organisations and this project provides an awesome new facility for the growing cricket and football clubs.
“Female participation in AFL and cricket is increasing year-on-year, and this new pavilion at Overport Park demonstrates Council’s commitment to providing quality sporting facilities for all residents.”
The project is supported by $100,000 from the Victorian State Government, $19,711 from the Federal Government and a $100,000 joint contribution from the Frankston Dolphins Junior Football Club, Frankston Dolphins Football Netball Club and the Baden Powell Cricket Club.
The new pavilion will include four female-friendly change rooms, umpire change rooms, a new kitchen and kiosk, a multi-purpose community room and meeting room, along with office space and first aid facilities. The upgrade will also include new public toilets.
Once completed, the new Pavilion will add value to projects already undertaken in Frankston City to encourage the participation of females in all sports.