Casey Council has announced plans to begin construction on major sporting facilities and recreation reserves across the community in the new financial year.
Works on more than 200 major projects will begin including a $7.8 million sports complex in Botanic Ridge with two full-size AFL/cricket ovals and two full-sized netball courts.
It will also feature six change rooms and a community room pavilion, landscape works, terracing and seating, three cricket practice nets, car park with about 200 sealed car spaces, shared recreational walking/cycling path network, a playground, and public art installation.
Construction of the complex is expected to be completed in March 2022 and will see the transformation of an undeveloped greenfield site into a major active open space for the Botanic Ridge community and beyond.
Additionally, construction will continue on a new district level AFL, cricket and netball facility at Kilora Estate in Clyde North, with Mick Morland Reserve being proposed as the future name of the site. The late Mr Morland was a former mayor at the City of Casey and Edrington Ward councillor.
This $4 million project will include a playground, landscaping, about 150 car spaces, equestrian float parking for access to the regional trail along Cardinia Creek and a public art installation.
It is expected to be complete in March 2021 and will provide another recreational facility for one of Casey’s most populated areas.
The State Government has contributed $100,000 from its Country Football and Netball Program to fund the netball courts and associated infrastructure at the Clyde North site.
All projects will be funded under council’s $131.6 million Capital Works Program budget for 2020-21.