The City of Casey celebrated a massive score yesterday morning when members from the State Government joined Casey Councillors to officially kick off construction on the Casey Fields Regional Community Football Facilities project.
A ground-breaking ceremony for the $18m project was held at Casey Fields with Local Member for Cranbourne Pauline Richards MP in attendance as well as members from local soccer clubs.
The Casey Fields Regional Community Football Facilities project will deliver:
- Four soccer pitches, including three synthetic and one natural turf
- Associated infrastructure including floodlighting, fencing, coaches’ boxes and goals
- A regional pavilion with a community room, eight unisex change rooms, a unisex referee change room, public toilets, storerooms, kitchen and canteen
- Paths, landscaping a public art entrance, and
- Approximately 200 additional car parks
City of Casey Mayor Cr Amanda Stapledon thanked the State Government for its contribution and said the development of this facility will help reduce the shortfall of soccer facilities that currently exists within Casey.
“The new infrastructure will bring further community and professional sport to south east Melbourne, accommodating administration, training and match days and help deliver social, economic and environmental benefits,” she said.
“We welcome this funding from the Victorian Government as Council continues to advocate for further infrastructure to help cater to our rapidly growing municipality.
“We look forward to continuing to grow our partnership with the State Government to build sport and recreational facilities, as well as other critical infrastructure such as roads and rail.
“Council is committed to reducing the gap in infrastructure for high demand sports to ensure our community is provided with every opportunity to be active.”
This project is jointly funded with a $5m contribution from the State Government through the Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution Fund, and a $13m input from the City of Casey.
This project is expected to be delivered by the end of 2019.