Le Page Park Sports Pavilion upgrade works underway

Le Page Park Sports Pavilion upgrade works underway

Local football and cricket clubs will soon have access to new female-friendly changing facilities at Le Page Park, with works now underway on the $625,000 upgrade to the sports pavilion.

Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos said Council is excited to see this important project completed and ready to welcome more women and girls to both the Cheltenham Panthers Junior Football Club and Le Page Park Panthers Cricket Club who use these facilities.

“With the help of a State Government Grant of $125,000 we are thrilled to start work on this important upgrade that we hope will encourage greater numbers of girls to participate in the range of sporting codes offered at Le Page Park,” said Cr Staikos.

“Council will also improve accessibility to ensure that all members of our community, including those with a disability, are able to participate, spectate and socialise at this popular community sporting venue.”

Included in the refurbishment will be new kitchen facilities as well as additional windows that will allow more natural light into the building.

The upgrade works are expected to take four to five months to complete.

Council is also due to start work later this year on a new children’s play space at Le Page Park with picnic tables, a drinking fountain, paths and garden beds.

Deputy Mayor and Karkarook Ward Councillor Hadi Saab said, “Council has been working collaboratively with the local community on a draft Master Plan for Le Page Park, to set the long-term vision for the fantastic reserve to ensure it meets the needs of the community now and into the future.”

The draft Master Plan is currently being refined based on feedback from the community and is expected to go to Council for its consideration in mid to late 2021.

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