New sports complex fills void in Melbourne’s north-west

December 22, 2017 by  

Sports enthusiasts in Broadmeadows, Craigieburn and across the City of Hume have welcomed the official opening of a new multi-purpose complex dedicated to a host of sporting activities.

At a cost of $1.8 million, the Hume Hockey and Lacrosse Pavilion represents what Hume Mayor Geoff Porter said is a milestone for Hume City residents, the Craigieburn community and the greater region. Porter stated:

“Prior to construction of this centre, there were no Hockey Victoria affiliated venues between the Calder Freeway and Hume Highway in Melbourne’s north-west, and no Lacrosse Victoria affiliated venues between Altona and Eltham in Melbourne’s north-west.”

Ongoing discussions between Lacrosse Victoria, Hockey Victoria and the Council quickly acknowledged the great growth and potential in Melbourne’s north and the area was earmarked as `ideal’ for a host venue.

Cr Porter said that as a result, the new sports complex was built to accommodate regional competition event standards.

He said key features included in the new pavilion and advertised on flyer printing promoting the venue include meeting places and function rooms, kitchen facilities, a canteen, social room, player and spectator amenities, and change rooms for both the officials and players.

The new complex, according to Cr Porter, is an important part of the $4.8m Newbury Park at Craigieburn where population predictions put resident numbers at 66,000 by 2041.

When complete, Newbury Park will feature the Hume Hockey and Lacrosse Pavilion, skate facility, half basketball court, open grassed area and play space.