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Pavilion on track at Wesley Hill

Committee members, Councillors and staff in front of new pavilion.

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Players and sporting groups are excited about the new $2.43 million pavilion at Wesley Hill Recreation Reserve, which is on track for completion by the end of the year.

The pavilion will provide sporting clubs with unisex change rooms, first aid facilities, umpire change rooms, office space, kiosk, storage and public toilets.

Members of the reserve committee, sporting clubs and Mount Alexander Community Enterprise recently joined Councillors and staff on a tour of the new facility.

“The pavilion has transformed the reserve – we can’t wait to see it being used by the community,” said Jacquie Phiddian, Active Communities Team Leader, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“The grand opening is planned for early 2019, so it will be ready for use by next year’s sporting season,” said Ms Phiddian.

Council is investing in the sporting hub to improve facilities and encourage even more people in the community to get active and involved in sport.

The $2.43 million pavilion is funded by Council and supported through a $100,000 grant from Sport and Recreation Victoria through the State Government’s Female Friendly Change Room Grants program.

Council is also in the process of installing floodlights on the reserve football oval, which will allow local teams to hold evening training sessions. The lights will be in place before the junior football season commences in April 2019.

The floodlights are funded through a partnership between Council, Sport and Recreation Victoria, Mount Alexander Community Enterprise, Castlemaine Junior Football Club and Wesley Hill Committee of Management. The community groups contributed a generous $150,000 towards the project.

Image: Committee members, sporting group representatives, Councillors and staff inspect the new pavilion.

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