Local firm to lead Hume Reserve upgrade

A Geelong-based construction company will oversee a major upgrade of Hume Recreation Reserve inBell Park.

Rendine Constructions has been awarded the contract to design and construct the new modular pavilion at the reserve, which is home to Corio Soccer Club.

The existing change rooms will be demolished to make way for two sets of gender-neutral change rooms and amenities, which will meet Football Victoria’s standards.

Mayor Stephanie Asher said the new pavilion will also include referee change rooms, a first aid room, social space, kitchen, meeting room and storage space.

This fully funded Council project will provide a best practice community sport facility for the growing number of soccer players in the northern suburbs.

Councillor Ron Nelson, Chair of the Sport portfolio, said the work would create an improved experience for all participants.

It will pave the way for the Corio Soccer Club to flourish and increase opportunities for additional community use.

The Moolap-based firm is expected to start construction on the new facility in the coming months.

Work is scheduled to be completed in June 2022.

Corio Soccer Club President Mario Gregorio said he was eagerly awaiting the completion of the new facility.

The new facilities will make the Corio Soccer Club more attractive for all stakeholders; in particular it will help the club’s drive to attract more females to the club.

It will also provide a big advantage to our Men’s State League One side with the new gym, meeting and rehab rooms.

As a club we are delighted to see the pavilion project progressing and extremely thankful for the support of City of Greater Geelong councillors and officers.

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