Residents to benefit from new sporting hub

April 9, 2018 by  

The number of sporting facilities available to residents within the Broadmeadows and Craigieburn areas will soon receive a boost.

Work has officially begun on the establishment of a new sports pavilion at the Aston Recreation Reserve in Craigieburn.

Hume Council Mayor Geoff Porter described the new development as a “fantastic addition” to what has become a rapidly growing Aston Estate. He added:

“With new residents consistently moving into the area, it is vital that they have access to high quality facilities within their neighbourhood.”

He said the move to develop the pavilion was prompted by the community’s request for new spaces in which to hold meetings and events, and continued:

“This new pavilion will also further motivate residents of all ages to get involved with sporting groups and activities, which are good for health and social inclusion.”

Events, often advertised via flyer printing, are expected to be many and varied with the pavilion to be accompanied by a host of supporting facilities, such as a cricket field and several soccer pitches.

The development will also include landscaping, car parking, barbeque, shelter, seating, play space and lighting, as well as cricket practice facilities.

When complete, the Aston Recreation Reserve is set to be the home base for Craigieburn City Soccer Club, which has a strong representation of female and male teams within both junior and senior competitions, according to Mayor Porter.