New rooms boost for borough sport
MULTI-million-dollar redevelopment works at the Queenscliff sporting precinct were officially opened yesterday.
Part of the redevelopment includes a new netball pavilion featuring player and umpire change rooms, an office as well as kitchen facilities. Cricket practice netting was unveiled.
The new change rooms have been welcomed by Queenscliff Coutas Football Netball Club.
The State Government contributed $200,000 towards the construction of the pavilion through Community Sports Infrastructure Fund. It had previously allocated $3.15 million towards the project.
Bellarine MP Lisa Neville acknowledged the importance of the project and the financial contribution from the Borough of Queenscliffe council.
“This new female friendly and accessible pavilion will provide more opportunities for the Coutas to get active and play the sport they love,” Ms Neville said.
The Queenscliff Commun- ity Association and Point Lonsdale Civic Association raised concerns earlier this year over news the project would be more than $500,000 over budget, as the council had failed to allow for the construction of female change rooms.
The Queenscliff sporting precinct project features new netball courts and cricket nets, more than 90 new car spaces with accompanying roadway, kerbing and footpaths, a new playground and refreshed landscaping.