9 August 2022
Opportunities to join local sports clubs are set to ramp up in Berwick with a new sports facility now open at Berwick Chase Recreation Reserve thanks to the Victoria Government.
Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas today joined City of Casey and local club representatives to officially open the new facility, made possible by a Victorian Government investment of $1.4 million.
With City of Casey suburbs booming, parks with sport and recreation facilities provide a vital space for locals to connect, get active and boost health and fitness. The City of Casey contributed $1.75 million towards the project.
The new pavilion, adjacent to the oval, features two female friendly change rooms with amenities, female friendly umpire change room with amenities, accessible toilet, storage, canteen, and undercover spectator area.
The oval includes 50 lux LED lighting, a synthetic cricket pitch, as well as cricket practice nets for club and casual play.
Together, the new facilities provide a great new base for local football and cricket clubs to take their game to the next level.
Nearby Berwick Chase Primary School will also be able to access the new facility for school sports and physical education programs.
The Government investment for the new Berwick Chase Recreation Reserve comes from the Local Sports Grants initiative.
The Victorian Budget 2022/23 provides a further $88 million for community sports infrastructure, and programs to boost participation in local sports clubs and organisations. This brings the Victorian Government’s investment in community sport and active recreation infrastructure to more than $1.6 billion since 2014.
Investments like these are all about creating jobs, stimulating local economies, levelling the playing field, and fast-tracking community recovery by improving the health, wellbeing, and social outcomes for Victorian communities.
For more information about sport infrastructure grant opportunities available through the Victorian Government visit sport.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas MP:
“Community sports are vital to the health and wellbeing of our community and the new pavilion gives locals of all ages and abilities even more reason to sign up to local clubs.”
“It is fantastic to see the upgrade delivered which will help Berwick Chase Primary School enhance their sports programs and provide the community with a great space for sports and recreation.”
“The oval and pavilion are now up to date with female friendly change rooms, lighting, pitches and umpires’ room to meet football and cricket needs. Our students and the broader community will benefit from this new area for many years to come.”