Friday, June 21, 2024

Queenscliff scores home ground advantage

The Queenscliff community can look forward to home ground advantage at the newly completed Sport and Recreation Precinct.

Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor, Isabelle Tolhurst today joined with Victorian Minister for Community Sport, Ros Spence and Member for Bellarine, Alison Marchant to mark the completion of works at the precinct, which received more than $3.3 million from the State Government. 

The new space offers a modern, accessible multi-sport and recreation hub that will accommodate resident clubs and attract locals to participate in outdoor activities. It comes complete with two Netball Australia-standard courts with female friendly accessible change rooms, a new four-wicket cricket training facility, and a covered deck for spectators.

Lighting upgrades make the oval AFL training standard, while netting behind the goals has been installed to ensure safety of precinct users.

Inside the precinct, the Monahan Centre gives sports players and community members access to club rooms, a community gym, social spaces, improved bathrooms, a first aid room and kitchenette.

Meanwhile, upgrades to power, water and sewerage systems have improved onsite camping facilities and created environmentally-sensitive drainage and water-saving infrastructure to make the precinct more sustainable.

“These state-of-the-art facilities provide a home for all things sport and recreation in Queenscliff and give our clubs and community more opportunities to get active in a way that best suits them,” said Minister Spence.

“Facilities like the Queenscliff Sport and Recreation Precinct make it easier for people to lead active and connected lifestyles full of the health and wellbeing benefits offered by participating in sport and recreation.”

The Borough of Queenscliffe Council contributed $835,000 to the project.

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