The construction of a synthetic sports surface at Esther Park in Mooroolbark is set to get underway next month, after Council appointed Turf One Pty Ltd to undertake the works at last night’s Council Meeting.
The new synthetic sports surface will ensure the current, and rapidly growing, sports participation at the football ground is well accommodated.
Esther Park is home to the Mooroolbark Soccer Club, who play host to 22 teams across an expanding junior and senior program.
The estimated completion date of the project is June 2020.
Melba Ward Councillor, Terry Avery, said he was looking forward to construction getting under way.
“The new surface at Esther Park is vital to be able to continue the positive momentum of the growing sports participation in the area,” Cr Avery said.
“This project has been community driven so it’s fantastic to see their passion rewarded with a playing surface that will benefit all who use it.”
The surface upgrade is in addition to current works taking place to upgrade Esther Park’s pavilion, which will see it refurbished and extended with four new, female friendly, unisex changerooms to support the strong growth in female sports participation.
The upgrade also includes a full renovation of the club social space and toilets, an upgraded kitchen and a new office for the Club’s administration.
The synthetic surface upgrade is being funded through the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund and Council’s Capital Works funding.
The upgrade of the pavilion has been funded by all three tiers of government along with a club contribution.