WORK has begun on the $625,000 redevelopment of the Le Page Park pavilion.
The project will include work on change rooms and kitchen facilities. Work will also begin later this year on a new children’s play space at Le Page Park.
Kingston mayor Steve Staikos said “we are thrilled to start work on this important upgrade that we hope will encourage greater numbers of girls to participate in the range of sporting codes offered at Le Page Park.”
“Council will also improve accessibility to ensure that all members of our community, including those with a disability, are able to participate, spectate and socialise at this popular community sporting venue,” he said.
The pavilion upgrade is expected to take four to five months to complete. The facilities will be used by Cheltenham Panthers Junior Football Club and Le Page Park Panthers Cricket Club.
The project is funded through $500,000 from Kingston ratepayers and a $125,000 grant from the state government.
Cr Hadi Saab said “council has been working collaboratively with the local community on a draft Master Plan for Le Page Park, to set the long-term vision for the fantastic reserve to ensure it meets the needs of the community now and into the future.” The draft plan is expected to be considered by council in mid to late 2021.