The Hampton Park community will soon be enjoying a modern, redeveloped and improved Robert Booth Reserve thanks to a $3 million funding boost from the State Government.
The Reserve is home to local sporting clubs including the Hampton Park Football and Netball Club and Hampton Park Cricket Club, as well as the training ground for the Hampton Park Fire Brigade.
Narre Warren South MP Gary Maas announced the Reserve would receive the funding to upgrade its sporting and recreational facilities as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s 2019-20 Budget.
City of Casey currently has a Draft Robert Booth Reserve Master Plan which informs that the most popular community suggestion was to improve the pavilion.
According to the Draft Master Plan, the Reserve’s main pavilion is currently not fit for purpose and does not meet AFL guidelines for similar standard pavilions.
While the netball pavilion contains only one change room and no showers.
Mr Maas looks forward to working on the redevelopment of the Reserve with the City of Casey, sporting groups, residents, and community groups.
“Congratulations to the Hampton Park Sporting Clubs – this boost will go a long way to supporting the growing number of people in Hampton Park who are keen to get involved in local sport and recreation,” he said.
“This is a great example of how the Andrews Labor Government is making sport and recreation more accessible, welcoming and inclusive for all locals.”