Issued Tuesday 25 July 2017
Four Oaks Ward Cr Rosalie Crestani, State Member for Narre Warren North the Hon. Luke Donnellan MP, Endeavour Hills Junior Football Club Secretary Julie Chanter and President George Kountourogiannis with young players.
The City of Casey officially reopened the pavilion at Singleton Reserve in Endeavour Hills on Friday 21 July 2017 after the facility underwent a $390,000 renewal.
Four Oaks Ward Cr Rosalie Crestani was joined by the Hon Luke Donnellan MP, State Member for Narre Warren North, to reopen the pavilion on Friday evening following extensive upgrades to the community facility.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Sam Aziz said the major investment demonstrates Council’s commitment to improving community sports facilities.
“The City of Casey provides access to a range of sport, recreation and leisure opportunities across the municipality,” he said.
These add to the culture, lifestyle and character of the region as well as enhance the liveability of the city. Hence sport, recreation and open space are an integral part of Casey and are recognised as an important part of a well-balanced lifestyle.
“Council’s involvement in this development demonstrates our commitment to providing quality facilities for local clubs and the community to engage in sport and physical activity.”
The upgrades to the pavilion included renewal of current change room facilities to female friendly amenities, new public toilets including male and female external toilets and an all abilities toilet and shower, renewal to the kitchen including new equipment, cabinetry and benches as well as new storage space and a new paved spectator’s area in front of the pavilion.
Cr Aziz said Council will continue to invest in the development of infrastructure to enable residents to participate in physical activity close to home.
“This fantastic redevelopment will assist the Endeavour Hills Junior Football Club, Hallam Kolara Park Cricket Club and the Saint Patrick Knights Cricket Club who all use this facility,” he said.
“Great things are possible when a strong and well formulated partnership between Council, the State Government and local sporting clubs is present.”
The Mayor thanked the State Government for its contribution of $100,000 towards the project, with Council funding the remaining $290,000.