Council injects millions to construct new sporting hubs across Casey community

The City of Casey is excited to commence construction on major sporting facilities and recreation reserves across the local community in the new financial year.

Through our $131.6 million Capital Works Program in 2020/21, we’re starting and completing work on more than 200 important projects throughout Casey.

Projects include multimillion-dollar sporting hubs, catering to our rapidly growing community and local sporting groups, ensuring that Casey has the facilities to create pathways and foster participation in sport.

Included in these investments is the construction of two full-size AFL/cricket ovals and two full-sized netball courts in Botanic Ridge, accompanied by:

  • six changerooms and a community room pavilion
  • landscape works, terracing and seating
  • three cricket practice nets
  • car park with approximately 200 sealed car spaces
  • shared recreational walking/cycling path network
  • a playground, and
  • public art installation

The construction of this $7.8 million complex is expected to be complete in March 2022 and will see the transformation of an undeveloped greenfield site into a major active open space for the Botanic Ridge community and beyond.

Additionally, construction will continue on a new district level AFL, cricket and netball facility at Kilora Estate in Clyde North (pictured above), with Mick Morland Reserve being proposed as the future name of the site. The late Mr Morland was a former Mayor at the City of Casey and Edrington Ward Councillor.

This $4 million project will include a playground, landscaping, approximately 150 car spaces, equestrian float parking for access to the regional trail along Cardinia Creek and a public art installation.

It is expected to be complete in March 2021 and will provide another recreational facility for one of Casey’s most populated areas.

$100,000 in funding was received from the Victorian Government’s Country Football and Netball Program for the netball courts and associated infrastructure at this site.

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