A $1.5 million upgrade and extension to the Brookside Recreation Reserve pavilion will almost double the social capacity, making way for more community activity and greater participation in local sport. On Monday, City of Melton Mayor Cr Kathy Majdlik and State Member for Kororoit the Hon. Marlene Kairouz turned the first sod at the site to mark the beginning of works.
The project is funded with $850,000 from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund and $685,000 from Melton City Council.
It will deliver a modernised pavilion that will increase capacity from 70 people to 120 people, with upgrades to include a large kitchen, increased social space, change room refurbishment including female friendly change rooms, new meeting room and transformation of the façade.
City of Melton Mayor Cr Kathy Majdlik said the refurbished pavilion would serve a fast growing local sporting community.
“Brookside Recreation Reserve is one of the most actively used reserves within our area. By upgrading facilities like this one we’re making sure that demand for high quality, local recreation facilities can be met as our population grows,” Cr Majdlik said.
“It will provide an opportunity for clubs to welcome additional members, increase participation in sports and allow locals to enjoy a more social and active lifestyle, close to home.
“I’d like to thank the state government for working with us to deliver a project that will mean so much to this community.”
The Brookside Recreation Reserve Pavilion Extension and Refurbishment Project is expected to be complete by October.