City of Casey has celebrated a massive score after construction kicked-off for a new Casey Fields Regional Community Football Facilities project.
A ground-breaking ceremony for the $18 million project was held at Casey Fields with Cranbourne MP Pauline Richards joining Casey councillors and members from local soccer clubs on Tuesday 5 February.
The project, expected to be delivered by the end of 2019, will deliver:
• Four soccer pitches, including three synthetic and one natural turf
• Associated infrastructure including floodlighting, fencing, coaches’ boxes and goals
• A regional pavilion with a community room, eight unisex change rooms, a unisex referee change room, public toilets, storerooms, kitchen and canteen
• Paths, landscaping a public art entrance, and
• About 200 additional car parks
City of Casey Mayor Cr Amanda Stapledon thanked the State Government for its contribution and said the development of the facility would help reduce the shortfall of soccer facilities that currently exists within Casey.
“The new infrastructure will bring further community and professional sport to south east Melbourne, accommodating administration, training and match days and help deliver social, economic and environmental benefits,” she said.
“We welcome this funding from the Victorian Government as Council continues to advocate for further infrastructure to help cater to our rapidly growing municipality.
“We look forward to continuing to grow our partnership with the State Government to build sport and recreational facilities, as well as other critical infrastructure such as roads and rail.
“Council is committed to reducing the gap in infrastructure for high demand sports to ensure our community is provided with every opportunity to be active.”
This project is jointly funded with a $5 million contribution from the State Government through the Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution Fund, and a $13m input from the City of Casey.