Ballan Football & Netball Club, Cricket Club, Bowling Club, Tennis Club, Kyokuchin Karate Club and the community will share in a brand-new $4 million sports pavilion and change rooms thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle, local sports club representatives and Cr. Tom Sullivan, Mayor of Moorabool Shire Council, visited the old pavilion to mark the commencement of its demolition to make way for the new state of the art facility.
The new sports pavilion will include a large function room, kitchen and bar, office space, meeting rooms and storage sheds for the sporting clubs. New change rooms will have four female friendly change rooms, umpire change rooms, and a tiered concourse will provide the best view of the oval.
The location of the pavilion will allow for an extension of the oval to meet senior AFL football standards.
Construction will commence in the coming weeks with works expected to be finished by October 2022.
This has been made possible thanks to $3 million from the Victorian Government, $860,000 from Moorabool Shire Council, $40,000 from Ballan Recreation Reserve Committee, $50,000 from Ballan’s Bendigo Bank and $74,000 from the Goldwind community fund.
This project will create jobs, stimulate the local economy, and fast-track community recovery by improving the health, wellbeing, and social outcomes for Ballan and the region.
This project follows on from a Victorian Government and Moorabool Shire Council investment in upgraded lighting, cricket nets and AFL nets for the recreation reserve.
The redevelopment of Ballan Recreation Reserve is being delivered by Moorabool Shire Council in partnership with the Ballan Recreation Reserve Committee of Management.
Quotes attributable to Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle
“The old pavilion was tired, and these brand-new facilities will see even more locals to get into sport, especially for women and girls with the four new female friendly change rooms.”
“Ballan’s local sporting clubs do so much for our community and new state of the art facilities will help inspire the community to get back into local sport and live active and healthy lifestyles.”
Quotes attributable to Moorabool Mayor Cr Tom Sullivan
“The redevelopment of Ballan Recreation Reserve project is a great investment in the growing town of Ballan. It features the construction of a new sporting pavilion with female friendly change rooms and amenities for players and umpires, a kitchen and canteen, storage facilities and a social room. This will be a great outcome for participants, spectators and all involved in using the facility.”