Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash has revealed that expansion works on the Gippsland Regional Sports Complex in Sale have begun.
The sports complex expansion, which will now incorporate several new multi-purpose synthetic sports fields, will come at a cost of $3 million, with the Coalition Government recently investing a further $600,000 to expand the project.
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester was at the site of the complex today and spoke of his hopes that the improvements will help the facility become a pillar of the local community.
The new multipurpose synthetic field will be ideal for a number of sports including hockey and soccer, providing the region with an all-purpose wet weather training venue,” he said.
“The project will also include outdoor lighting, a new sports pavilion, additional car park spacing and an active play space.
“I look forward to seeing the final stages of the entire redevelopment unfold, improving the sporting facilities in Gippsland to a world class standard.
“This is another great example of all levels of government working with the community to provide better sport facilities in our community.”
Mayor of Wellington Shire Council Carolyn Crossley was thankful for the extra investment and delighted that works were finally underway.
“The Gippsland Regional Sports Complex already offers the community a wealth of sporting activities such as netball, basketball, indoor soccer, volleyball and table tennis,” Crossley said.
“The upgrade to a synthetic multi-purpose field and pavilion will take the facility to the next level of local sporting infrastructure and Council is delighted to be able to deliver this project on behalf of all of the funding partners.
“It is great to see the works finally getting underway and we can't wait to see the field in use by hockey groups and the broader community.”
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