One of the fastest growing communities in the City of Casey will have better access to sports and recreation opportunities with Clyde Recreation Reserve set to receive a huge funding boost by the Victorian State Government.
City of Casey Chair of Administrators Ms Noelene Duff PSM welcomed the funding announced on Friday.
“The announcement of $3 million towards the Clyde Recreation Reserve Project through the Victorian Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program is much welcomed news.
“This vital project will create jobs and a much-needed boost to the local economy.
“The funding will kickstart the transformation of Clyde Recreation Reserve, which when completed, will connect thousands of local families and young people with community sports and recreation opportunities.”
Ms Duff acknowledged that the area’s rapidly growing population needs appropriate community facilities, such as the new reserve, when restrictions are lifted.
“Clyde’s population has tripled in the past three years. It is now home to 30,000 residents, with more families flocking to this developing suburb each year,” Ms Duff said.
“The suburb has outgrown its existing oval and tennis courts and this important upgrade will help local sports and community clubs grow and expand.”
City of Casey CEO Mr Glenn Patterson thanked Member for Bass Ms Crugnale MP for supporting Council’s funding application.
“Victorian Government support is an important component in helping to create the connected communities that our residents need,” Mr Patterson said.
“Council will be contributing $10m, while $8m is coming from developer contributions to implement the $21m Clyde Creek Precinct Structure Plan.
“Council will deliver three AFL/cricket ovals, two netball courts, a multiuse community pavilion, an eight-court tennis facility with pavilion, and temporary installation of rugby union goals on one of the ovals, as well as a playspace, a path network and related works.
“The new and improved Clyde Recreation Reserve will be ideally located alongside the new Clyde North Station Primary School (interim name) and adjoin the new Family and Children’s Services Centre including kindergarten and maternal and child health.
“There are enormous benefits for the community in having the sports, recreation, health and education facilities and services that they need, close to home.”
Works on the Clyde Recreation Reserve are expected to start in early 2021 to be delivered over two years.