Moira Shire Council has endorsed the Yarrawonga Multisport Stadium project to move into the detailed design stage.
Mayor Libro Mustica said council had been working closely with stakeholder groups including the Yarrawonga Mulwala Basketball Association and local schools throughout the planning and design process.
Historically, community access to indoor courts and stadiums in Yarrawonga Mulwala has been limited to school halls at Yarrawonga College P-12 and Sacred Heart College, Cr Mustica said.
These new plans provide for two multisport courts with tiered spectator seating and four unisex all abilities change rooms that can service the stadium and the adjoining netball courts and cricket ovals as well as space for a cafe, meeting room and a multipurpose room.
This project closely aligns with a number of council’s key strategic documents including the Council Plan and the Recreation Strategy.
Provision of high quality compliant indoor court space remains a gap in the Yarrawonga Mulwala area and the opportunity to construct a shared use facility for the whole community to use is an obvious project to pursue, Cr Mustica said.
The total floor area of the concept plan is approximately 3,600 square metres and the building will have the capacity to be extended should additional multisport courts be required.
Provision has also been made for a future indoor pool at the front of the building to take advantage of a common reception area.