With growing numbers of juniors and women and girls joining the ranks of local clubs, this upgrade will boost the capacity and accessibility to more players.
The new pavilion at JW Manson Reserve features four female friendly player and two umpire change rooms, a first aid room, and a multipurpose space, as well as a kitchen, office, and storage areas.
The new facilities also provide room to grow, with extra spaces for local clubs to host the big games and extra room for nearby community groups and schools to host local events and celebrations.
The new female friendly pavilion was made possible by a $2.5 million investment from the Victorian Government. Project partners include Maroondah City Council.
The Victorian Budget 2023/24 is providing more than $213 million to deliver and improve community sports infrastructure and support initiatives that boost participation and inclusion in local sports clubs and organisations.
This brings the Government’s investment into community sport and active recreation infrastructure to more than $1.9 billion since 2014.
From pavilion redevelopments to pitch upgrades, investments like these are all about creating jobs, stimulating local economies, and improving the health, wellbeing, and social outcomes for Victorian communities.