A $1.5 million upgrade and extension to Melton’s Brookside Recreation Reserve pavilion will almost double its capacity, making way for more community activity and greater participation in local sport.
On Monday, City of Melton Mayor Kathy Majdlik and State Member for Kororoit, Marlene Kairouz turned the first sod at the site to mark the start of works.
The project is funded with $850,000 from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund and $685,000 from Melton City Council.
Mayor Majdlik said the refurbished pavilion would serve a fast growing local sporting community.
“Brookside Recreation Reserve is one of the most actively used reserves within our area,” she said.
“By upgrading facilities like this one we’re making sure that demand for high quality, local recreation facilities can be met as our population grows.
“It will provide an opportunity for clubs to welcome additional members, increase participation in sports and allow locals to enjoy a more social and active lifestyle, close to home.
“I’d like to thank the state government for working with us to deliver a project that will mean so much to this community.”
The project will increase the facility’s capacity from 70 to 120 people, with upgrades to include a large kitchen, increased social space, change room refurbishment including female friendly change rooms, new meeting room and transformation of the façade.
The Brookside Recreation Reserve Pavilion Extension and Refurbishment Project is expected to be complete by October.