Funding to save historic homestead, boost recreation, sports and local roads

Construction is about to start for key City of Casey projects selected for the second instalment of the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program valued at $10.4 million.

At Cranbourne West, works are ramping up thanks to $4.5 million towards the first stage of the new Recreation Reserve project in the Lochaven estate, which will include two AFL/cricket ovals, two netball courts, playspace, paths and a community pavilion.

Ercildoune Homestead redevelopment, also in Cranbourne West, is set to receive $1.196 million to upgrade the homestead building starting this July, in order deliver local services and programs.

In Doveton, Olive Road Sporting Complex and Indoor Netball stadium renewal works valued at $1.5 million will start in August. It will create indoor timber multi-sport courts for a range of community use, as well as support netball pathway programs for aspiring netballers.

In addition to these community projects, local road works, such as resealing and widening will be rolled out for sections of roads including at: Cannons Creek Road, Manks Road, North Road, Fisheries Road, Robinsons Road, Berwick Springs Promenade.

City of Casey Chair of Administrators Ms Noelene Duff PSM highlighted the community’s input into the new federally-funded projects about to start construction.

“Council has worked closely with local community representatives and sporting groups to determine the best possible outcomes for this latest $10.4 million release of Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program funding,” Ms Duff said.

“Discussions with the Ercildoune community continued throughout last year, and it is pleasing we can now not only deliver the landscaping improvements they were seeking but also the upgrade of the Ercildoune Homestead to provide local programs.”

To support the newly-forming community at Cranbourne West, district-level sports opportunities and play spaces will be provided at the new Recreation Reserve.

“Sports clubs such as the Casey Netball Association and non-sporting community groups will also be able to expand their programs once works are completed at Olive Road in Doveton, which is another win for the community,” Ms Duff said.”

“City of Casey welcomes the funding of these key community projects, as well as the funding towards improving local roads on our network. We look forward to the works and improvements to come.”

To keep up to date with projects like Ercildoune Court Reserve visit Casey Conversations: conversations.casey.vic.gov.au/ercildoune-court-reserve-master-plan

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