Issued Monday 18 December 2017
From left, City of Casey Cr Wayne Smith, Secretary of the Heinz Southern Districts Cricket Club Brian Milne, City of Casey Mayor Cr Geoff Ablett, President of the Heinz Southern Districts Cricket Club Darryl Spicer, Cr Damien Rosario and Cr Susan Serey at the unveiling on Sunday.
The City of Casey celebrated the official opening of the KM Reedy Reserve Cricket Pavilion renewal on Sunday following a $750,000 upgrade to the Hampton Park facility.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Geoff Ablett unveiled the revitalised sporting pavilion on Sunday 17 December, and said he was proud to see Council deliver a state of the art facility for the community.
“It is with great excitement that I am here today to unveil the KM Reedy Reserve Cricket Pavilion redevelopment,” he said.
“Council has been working closely with one of the facility’s key user groups, the Heinz Southern Districts Cricket Club, to ensure we deliver exactly what our sporting clubs require.
“These recent works have delivered a wonderful facility for the community, which residents can access to enjoy a wide range of sport, recreation and leisure activities.”
The redevelopment included:
- Renewal of the current change rooms and addition of new amenities
- Addition of a third changeroom for away teams and the reconfiguration of existing layout
- New public toilets which include new male, female and all abilities amenities
- Kitchen renewal including new cooking equipment, cabinetry, benches and kitchen storage
- Internal and external office storage space
- Addition of new air conditioning and heating system and glass sliding doors in communal space
Cr Ablett said the redevelopment demonstrated Council’s commitment to ensuring that all members of the community have access to a variety of sporting and recreational facilities, no matter where they live.
“This pavilion redevelopment will assist Heinz Southern Districts Cricket Club to further attract new members as well as add to their existing five senior teams, four junior teams and the popular Milo ‘in2cricket’ junior program,” he said.
“By having facilities like these it helps to enhance our sporting culture in Casey, as well as the lifestyle and character of the region and the overall liveability of the municipality.
“I hope the Casey community, and particularly this facility’s user groups, enjoy the new pavilion and Council looks forward to seeing it will utilised throughout the years.”