Issued Monday 7 August 2017
The City of Casey celebrated the official opening of the $18 million stage one redevelopment of the Casey Indoor Leisure Centre, with the launch of Casey Stadium at Terry Vickerman Centre, on Sunday 6 August 2017.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Sam Aziz was joined by Terry Vickerman, State Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley MP and Anthony Neal from YMCA Victoria to officially open stage one of the redevelopment.
The project, mainly funded by Council with a $650,000 contribution from the Victorian Government, included the expansion and improvement of the netball and basketball facilities at the stadium to deliver:
- Five new courts, including a premiere show court, bringing the total number of courts to 10
- Spectator seating for 1,500 people
- Multi-purpose/function room
- New foyer and entrance
- Upgraded and additional car parking
- New change rooms and toilets
Cr Sam Aziz said the redevelopment has delivered a state-of-the-art facility where the community can enjoy a wide range of sport, recreation and leisure activities.
“Council would like to acknowledge the support from all those who advocated the need for a facility of this size, which is now regarded as one of the best stadium facilities in Victoria,” he said.
“The combination of large open spaces, the premium show court and large screens to enable screening of live sports sets this fabulous facility apart from the rest.
“This much-needed redevelopment will help the local netball and basketball association’s cater for growing demand, as well as continue to build strong pathways from beginner to representative levels and attract the highest level of competition to Casey.
“Since the stage one redevelopment was completed we have already secured some exciting large sporting events and look forward to many more being held at the Casey Stadium into the future.”
Council is now rolling straight into stage two of the redevelopment at Casey Stadium with construction set to start on the establishment of a purpose-built regional gymnastics space and multi indoor sports facility including cricket courts and training lanes.
“One of the key objectives of our new 2017-21 Council Plan is to be the destination for arts, culture, sport and leisure that attracts visitors and brings communities together, and our continued investment in Casey Stadium is a shining example of how we’re working to achieve that,” Cr Aziz added.
The $4.73 million stage two project will be mainly funded by Council with a $781,000 contribution from YMCA and a $650,000 contribution from the Victorian Government.
To find out more about what’s on offer at Casey Stadium, which is located in Cranbourne East, visit the Casey Stadium website.