A pavilion with bells and whistles

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Mornington Peninsula Shire is pleased to announce the opening of the upgraded sports pavilion at Crib Point Recreation Reserve.

The Shire funded the $2 million upgrades as part of the Sport Capacity Plan and Pavilion Strategy.

The project has involved construction of new home and away change facilities with associated amenities, medical room, storage, umpires change facilities and office space for the Crib Point Football Netball Club and Crib Point Cricket Club at Crib Point Recreation Reserve.

The upgraded pavilion means sporting clubs can now enjoy the required amenities in one space.

The project has consolidated change rooms to the main pavilion, as well as constructed new public toilet facilities.

Prior to the pavilion’s new additions, existing change rooms were provided beneath an existing grandstand, at the nearby public pool and within a portable building.

Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Despi O’Connor:

“The project responds to the significant increase in sport participation in recent years, particularly female and junior involvement in field-based sports.

“Council is very pleased to be able to facilitate this increased involvement in sports by providing amenities where they are needed on the Peninsula”

Quotes attributable to Cerberus Ward Councillor Lisa Dixon:

“We’re working to provide inclusive, accessible and functional community sporting facilities suitable for our clubs and the broader community.

“The pavilion changerooms will provide better quality and more accessible facilities for the Crib Point Football, Netball and Cricket Clubs.”

Pictured: Mayor Despi O’Connor, Councillor Lisa Dixon, Leanne Gniel (Secretary Crib Point Football Netball Club), Ricky Thompson (President Crib Point Football Netball Club) and Steve Espenscheid (President Crib Point Cricket Club) pictured in front of Crib Point pavilion

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