Council fast tracks already accelerated sportsground program

29 August 2016

Bayside City Council has further accelerated the delivery of its $33 million Bayside Accelerated Sportsground Pavilion Improvement Plan cutting the completion date by one year from 2025 to 2024.

Bayside Council Mayor, Cr James Long BM JP said that the Accelerated Sportsground Improvement Plan is a significant investment that responds to direct community needs.

“Bayside has some of the highest levels of participation in community sport in Victoria,” Cr Long said.

“However most of our 27 sporting pavilions are in need of significant reconstruction or upgrades to bring them in line with contemporary standards, including providing equal facilities for female participants.

“Council is committed to ensuring that the upgrades happen as quickly as possible and being able to cut the program from 10 years to 9 years is a great result.”

The program has been further accelerated following shifts in timelines around the construction of the Brighton Beach Oval pavilion.

“The pavilion at Brighton Beach Oval is listed as a high priority facility for upgrade under Council’s strategy however work is still required around the concept design for the site,” Cr Long said

“Council has been working with tenant clubs at Brighton Beach Oval on realising the right balance between what is desirable and what is achievable for the site but full agreement is yet to be achieved.

“We remain committed to working with the tenant clubs, however rather than lose momentum for the program as a whole, Council has moved to bring forward design on two pavilions at Chisholm and Boss James Reserve.

Cr Long said that Brighton Beach Oval still remains a priority.

“Should agreement be reached on the concept design and site constraints for the Brighton Beach Oval pavilion this financial year, construction could start as previously scheduled in the 2018-2019 financial year,” Cr Long said.

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