20 December 2023
Hampton Park sports teams and fans have a new home, with the completion of the new Allan Labor Government backed two-storey pavilion at Robert Booth Reserve.
Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas, formally opened the new pavilion on 14 December 2023, made possible by a $3 million grant from the Victorian Government.
Catering for Australian football, netball and cricket, the new pavilion offers four female friendly change rooms and two female friendly umpires’ rooms. A first aid room, accessible toilets, community room, and kitchen and canteen ensure a great experience for all visitors.
The Hampton Park Tennis Club will also benefit from new 350 lux LED competition lighting installed at four courts at Robert Booth Reserve, thanks to a grant of $204,412 from the Victorian Government’s Local Sports Infrastructure Fund.
The Hampton Park Football Netball Club and Hampton Park Cricket Club can now cater for more players, with more families moving into the diverse multicultural community. The Hampton Park Progress Association and Hampton Park CFA will also benefit from the new space.
The Victorian Budget 2023/24 is providing more than $213 million to deliver and improve community sports infrastructure and support initiatives that boost participation and inclusion in local sport. The funding is part of $1.9 billion invested in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014.
Gary Maas MP acknowledged City of Casey for its financial contribution of over $2.4 million and commitment to delivering both projects, and the Australian Government for their contribution of $200,000 towards the pavilion.
For more information about sport infrastructure grant opportunities available through the Victorian Government visit www.sport.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas:
“Robert Booth Reserve is Hampton Park’s sports hub and locals deserve appropriate facilities they can be proud of.”
“The new pavilion and lighting provide a fantastic home for Hampton Park’s sports clubs, providing a greater opportunity to welcome more players and better resources for community events.”
“Better sport and recreation facilities make it easier for Victorians to get involved in local sport and recreation, and lead healthy and active lifestyles.”
“I would like to thank the Hampton Park Football Netball Club, Hampton Park Cricket Club, Hampton Park Tennis Club, Hampton Park CFA and Hampton Park Progress Association for their advocacy to deliver these important projects.”