Expanded Cairns Road Pavilion opens in Hampton Park: Issued 7 March 2012
MEDIA RELEASE: 7 March 2012
A number of community groups are set to benefit from the Cairns Road Pavilion and community room in Hampton Park which was officially opened on Friday 2 March 2012.
Sporting clubs including the Hampton Park Cricket Club, Oasis Cricket Club, Hampton Park Little Athletics Club and Hampton Park Junior Football Club will benefit greatly from the significantly expanded and upgraded pavilion.
The further inclusion of a new multi purpose community room will cater to the increasing need for more community spaces for a diverse range of groups.
Council invested $592,000 in the Cairns Road Pavilion and the State Government, through the Hampton Park Community Renewal project, provided $150,000 towards the project.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Sam Aziz acknowledged the State Government’s contribution towards another first class sporting and community facility in Casey.
‘This new pavilion is an almost $750,000 investment for our local community and I’d like to thank the Victorian Government for their generous contribution through Hampton Park Community Renewal for a multi-purpose community room’, said Cr Aziz.
‘While there is no doubt about our love for sport in Casey, what has been achieved here is an outcome that not only meets the needs of four of our growing sporting clubs but also provides a community space that will be available for a variety of uses beyond our sporting needs.
‘The funding of the new facility is yet another great outcome of a very successful three-way partnership involving the City of Casey, the State Government and the Hampton Park community’.
With over a year to run, the Hampton Park Community Renewal project has already resulted in initiatives like the new Youth Information Centre and the Hampton Park Community Garden. A number of other innovative projects that, like this community room, enable local people to come together to further build and strengthen their community.
Ms Inga Peulich MLC, Member for South Eastern Metropolitan and Chair of the Strategic Partnership Group for the Hampton Park Community Renewal Project represented the Victorian Government at the event.
Ms Peulich congratulated the Hampton Park Community Renewal Steering Committee and the City of Casey as key partners of the project.
‘The community room is a great example of local organisations, sporting clubs, volunteer groups and Government coming together to respond to local needs and demands’, said Ms Peulich.
‘The Victorian Coalition Government is happy to support partnership solutions to community needs through the Community Renewal flexible fund. In this case $150,000 was provided to City of Casey for the project’.
The extended pavilion includes improved viewing areas, larger and refurbished changing rooms, a new office space, new commercial kitchen with great views across the reserve, two umpires rooms, three external toilets and increased storage capacity.
An all new dedicated multi purpose community room for use by the broader Hampton Park community has also been constructed.
Cr Aziz said ‘this unique blend of sporting pavilion and community space symbolises the Council’s determination to support all members of our community with high quality facilities and services.
‘Council is committed to supporting our local clubs and investing in the facilities our community needs to encourage greater participation in sport and help local clubs continue growing and thriving.
‘At the same time Council is continuing to cater for the ever growing need for more community places’.
The community room component of the pavilion will be managed by the Cairns Road Recreation Reserve Committee of Management who will work alongside the Hampton Park Cricket Club, Oasis Cricket Club, Hampton Park Little Athletics and Hampton Park Junior Football Club who call the pavilion home.