Lloyd Park plans unveiled

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Park promises: Langwarrin’s Cricket, Football, and Netball club presidents were rapt with plans to revamp their home ground. Picture: Supplied

PLANS for a revamped Lloyd Park in Langwarrin have been revealed as the Liberals pledged $6 million dollars to the project.

The commitment is only half of the quoted price for the upgrade, and the state and federal Liberals have called for Labor to match funding for the project.

Dunkley MP Chris Crewther said that he would be working with Frankston Council to “lock in the rest of the funding required for the upgrade so that construction can get underway.”

As of 2 November, no business case has been presented to councillors. Council’s top priorities for sport have been outlined as funding Jubilee Park and Centenary Park.

$3 million of the announced commitment is “budgeted funding” by the federal government, while the other $3 million is reliant on a Coalition win at the state election.

“This is the biggest commitment ever seen for Lloyd Park, and it is a fantastic outcome for the Langwarrin community,” Mr Crewther said.

“With approximately 2000 members, the current space available is proving difficult to allow future growth and this investment will transform Lloyd Park. The re-development will encourage greater participation and attendance to the ground and provide a local hub for the wider community to enjoy.”

Mr Crewther visited the Lloyd Park ground with Hastings MP Neale Burgess.

The proposed redevelopment will see the construction of new sporting and social rooms, new netball courts, seating, lighting, shade sails, car parking, and a playground.

First published in the Frankston Times – 5 November 2018

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