Queenscliff sport precinct upgrade underway

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Major $3.15 million upgrading of Queenscliff sport and recreation precinct is now underway and scheduled for completion by April.

Local contractor John Monahan Pty Ltd is completing work which will include building of new netball courts and cricket nets, more than 90 new car parking spaces, a new playground, road, kerbing and footpath upgrades and landscaping.

The project will also include construction of an improved retaining wall at the rear of the Hesse St reserve’s Monahan Centre, and installation of underground utilities.

The Victorian Government funded the Borough of Queenscliffe upgrade via its Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.

Minister and Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville said the allocation was delivery of a 2014 election commitment.

“I was very pleased to have secured State Government funding for this important project and now having worked with local sporting clubs and council on its development, I look forward to those clubs and their members soon playing on the first-class facilities they deserve,” Ms Neville said.

"When completed I know the upgraded sports precinct will provide a great community asset that will serve the community of Queenscliff well for many years to come."

Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor Susan Salter said she was pleased to see work underway.

“The commencement of works at the sport and recreation precinct is very much welcomed,” Cr Salter said.

“Because of the commitment of the State Government, council will be able to provide the members of our sporting clubs and their supporters with vastly improved facilities.

“I am delighted that this work has begun and look forward to seeing netball played on the new courts at the start of the season.”

Source: A Borough of Queenscliffe media release.