Issued Thursday 12 October 2017
Caption: Long-time Tooradin Tennis Club members Rex Genoni, Noela and Harry Maxwell and Bobie Genoni in front of the club’s new pavilion.
The City of Casey has served up a brand-new tennis pavilion at the Tooradin Recreation Reserve, with the facility officially opened this week.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Sam Aziz was joined by Balla Balla Ward Cr Geoff Ablett to open the $880,000 project and celebrate its completion with members of the Tooradin Tennis Club on Monday 9 October 2017.
The project delivered a new pavilion with undercover decking overlooking the club’s tennis courts, expansive community space and an office, a large kitchen and new cooking equipment, internal and external storage space and rear car parking and access ramp.
Cr Aziz said Council was proud to deliver this new facility which he was confident would be well utilised by residents particularly as we move into the warmer months.
“This fine building will provide the Tooradin Tennis Club and its devoted members with the facilities and amenities the club deserves while further developing their passion and drive for all things tennis,” he said.
“The fantastic new facility will no doubt greatly assist in helping the club to grow and attract new local members and sponsors throughout the municipality.
“The benefits associated with participating in sport and physical activity are clear. We know that active residents have stronger social connections, enhanced physical and mental health, greater personal resilience and opportunities for expression of community pride.
“The City of Casey will continue to invest in the development of infrastructure to enable our communities to participate in physical activity as close to home as possible, to ensure they can reap the benefits of facilities such as the Tooradin Tennis Pavilion.”
Council invested $830,000 in the project and the State Government contributed $50,000.
“I’d like to thank the State Government for their contribution towards this project,” Cr Aziz said.
“This project is the result of hard work and engagement, and demonstrates what is possible when Council, State Government and local clubs form meaningful partnerships to deliver great outcomes for the community.”