The City of Casey celebrated the unveiling of a new pavilion at Casey’s sole softball venue on Saturday 14 March 2020.
Council’s Chief Executive Officer Glenn Patterson was joined by members of the Casey Softball Association, as well as Mr Gary Maas, MP for Narre Warren South, to unveil more than $2 million in upgrades, following the demolition of the old venue in 2018 to make way for new and improved facilities.
Mr Patterson welcomed the modern facilities, which replaced the outdated and male-only friendly infrastructure.
“The construction of the new pavilion will increase participation and allow maximum use of this reserve,” he said.
“It will also increase accessibility and safety for our users, and will allow multi-sport use, regional and representative competitions and training opportunities.”
The new pavilion includes:
- Four change rooms
- Four unisex amenity areas including three showers
- Two unisex referees’ rooms
- Multipurpose community space
- Public toilets
- Accessible toilet/shower
- First aid room
- Undercover spectator area
- Associated paths paved areas and car parking
Mr Patterson also added what a difference the above additions will make to Casey’s growing community and sporting groups.
This project was jointly funded by Council and the Victorian Government, with $1.73 million invested through the Growing Suburbs Fund.
“We welcome the Victorian Government’s funding towards this project and thank them for their investment in the region, which is one of the fastest-growing in Victoria,” Mr Patterson said.
“We look forward to continuing to grow our partnership with the Victorian Government to build sport and recreational facilities as well as other critical infrastructure.
“We are committed to reducing the gap in infrastructure for emerging popular sports, which includes softball and baseball, so our community can be active, healthy and connected, particularly for residents in our growth areas.”
To find out more about Casey’s other leisure venues, please visit the City of Casey’s website.