A major redevelopment of the Caroline Springs Leisure Centre was unveiled at an official opening yesterday.
City of Melton Mayor Cr Bob Turner and Member for Kororoit, Hon Marlene Kairouz officially opened the $11.8 million project, revealing a state-of-the-art transformation that included 15 new sports courts.
Cr Turner said the project was a huge gain for local sportspeople and community groups.
“This has transformed Caroline Springs Leisure Centre into one of the most impressive sporting precincts, not only in our City, but in Melbourne’s western suburbs,” Cr Turner said.
“It’s wonderful to think of all the healthy competition that is set to take place on these courts over the coming years.”
The project provides two additional indoor highball courts (basketball, netball and futsal); new change rooms, first aid room, function room, and commercial kitchen; a regional tennis facility consisting of 12 outdoor tennis courts with lighting; one outdoor netball court; and three outdoor basketball/netball rings.
The State Government contributed $2.5 million towards the development through its Growing Suburbs Fund, and Tennis Australia contributed $50,000.
“We are very grateful for all the support that has helped create a winning and much-needed sports precinct for our fast-growing community,” Cr Turner said.
“Local sporting clubs are such a positive part of our City and I hope that this facility will not only support them, but encourage greater participation in active sports.”
- two additional indoor basketball/netball/futsal courts
- one competition sized external netball court
- 12 hardcourt tennis courts with night time lighting including one show court area (includes four hotshots tennis courts for juniors wishing to learn)
- three external basketball/netball rings with casual use space
- four new change rooms
- commercial kitchen with external servery to service tennis court precinct
- large community function room
- administration offices
- store rooms
- first aid room
- 99kw solar array on the rooftop