New rooms boost for bor­ough sport

Geelong Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.

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