Sports boost at Aspendale Gardens

Mayor Steve Staikos, Labor Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson, Member for Isaacs Mark Dreyfus, MP Ros Spence and members of the junior Stingrays celebrating the official opening of Aspendale Gardens Sports Ground Pavilion

Four soccer pitches, two cricket ovals, nets and 12 modern lighting poles are part of the new, first-class Aspendale Gardens Sports Ground.

Added to that a modern pavilion provides the toilets and changerooms needed for our burgeoning women’s sports.

Inclusivity is at the heart of the design, with accessible ramps and toilets, an elevated viewing deck and hearing augmentation among the all-abilities features.

This modern facility, which was formally launched last week, is the result of significant community input. We worked closely with Aspendale Gardens Residents Association, Aspendale Stingrays Soccer Club and residents – to balance the needs of everyone.

Walking and cycling paths have been constructed and landscape improvements made to boost passive recreation and informal play for residents.

There’s a new carpark – which is also used by Aspendale Gardens Primary School at pick-up and drop-off times.

Following feedback from the community, lighting along the path from Taronga Drive has been installed, to make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists at night.

Sport and recreation are crucial contributors to healthy, connected, happier communities.

That is why we continually work to upgrade – and expand – Kingston’s sporting infrastructure.

To bring the Aspendale Gardens Sports Ground dream to life we partnered with the Victorian Government who added $4.5 million to our $4.6 million spend.

The Aspendale Stingrays Soccer Club calls this new sporting ground home. It is also used by several cricket clubs.

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