PETER Scullin Reserve and the Bonbeach St Chads Baseball Club will both receive upgrades.
The two sites were chosen for upgrades through the state government’s local sports infrastructure fund. It will spend $300,000 on a playspace at Peter Scullin Reserve in Mordialloc, and $125,000 for new lighting at the baseball club.
Both projects are expected to be complete in 2023. Kingston mayor Steve Staikos said that the funding was “most appreciated.”
“The suite of projects we are currently working on will collectively address current barriers to participation, improve accessibility, increase participation rates, provide much needed support to our local sporting clubs, and assist in the promotion of play and healthy active lifestyles for the community,” he said.
Bonbeach Sports Reserve will receive a $5 million upgrade if the Liberals win the state election next month.
The state opposition promised the cash for the project last week. The planned upgrade includes a new clubhouse, 120 car spaces, lighting, and drainage upgrades to the main oval.
Shadow sports minister Cindy McLeish said “this new clubroom will offer the Bonbeach Junior Sporting Clubs room to grow and engage with more young sport enthusiasts across the region. It will increase female participation with new changerooms for both male and females.”
“We recognise the important role that being involved in social sports plays for our youth, especially for their physical and social health and wellbeing,” she said.