Thursday, April 25, 2024

Carisbrook reserve contract awarded

Searle Bros Building Contractors has been awarded the almost $1 million contract for stage four of the Carisbrook Recreation Reserve upgrade project, Central Goldfields Shire Council announced today.

The stage four works, valued at $.89 million are set to commence this month and are expected to be completed in August 2022.

Stage Four involves the redevelopment of the bowls pavilion and includes:

  • Construction of a new Bowls Pavilion;
  • Construction of public amenities;
  • Accessible DDA carpark;

Central Goldfields Shire Tullaroop Ward Councillor, Anna De Villiers said it was wonderful to see the tender for stage four – the bowls pavilion – awarded.

“We have a strong, active bowling community in Carisbrook and so it will be wonderful to see their existing facilities upgraded with first-class amenities,” she said.

“With upgraded facilities we can be sure the club can continue to provide recreation opportunities for our residents for many years to come.” 

Carisbrook Bowls Club President, Leonie Briggs said the new pavilion will make a huge difference for the bowlers, especially as the building will be weatherproof and have accessible toilets.

“It will also create a very inviting environment to encourage new members to join our club,” she said.

In October 2018 the Victorian Government allocated $2 million for stage one of the project. A further $2,157,900 was announced in August, 2020 for stage two. Council has committed to providing $118,000 towards stage one and $220,000 towards Stage two, a total of $338,000.

The Carisbrook Recreation Reserve project is being delivered in four stages:

  • Stage One: Upgrades to the existing netball and tennis courts – court resurfacing and line-marking – completed
  • Stage Two: Early Works – car parking, new vehicle entry, removal of away change rooms and a new green keepers shed – completed
  • Stage Three: New pavilion including – female friendly player and umpire change rooms and amenities, two netball change rooms and amenities, a new netball show court with lighting, multi-purpose room for events and meetings, first aid rooms, office space, baby feeding room, disabled car space, ramps and viewing platform. – in progress
  • Stage Four: A bowls/community pavilion with a toilet block – a new pavilion to service bowling greens and community events, kitchen with kiosk, accessible public toilets at end of building, disabled car space, ramps and viewing platform. – about to commence

More information on the project, including endorsed plans is available to view at www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au/carisbrookrecreationreserve 

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