$3.4 million For Mansfield Dual Court Indoor Stadium
Friday, 23 August, 2019 - 12:45
Mansfield Shire Council has been granted $3.4million for construction of the Mansfield Dual Court Indoor Stadium as part of the Australian government’s Community Development Grants program.
Mayor, Cr Harry Westendorp welcomed the stadium funding, saying the state-of-the-art multi-purpose sports facility will be used by both the school and the community.
“We were delighted to get this news. In addition to the value the facility will bring when it is complete, the construction will add economic benefit to the local community. It’s a great outcome,” Cr Westendorp said.
Council prepared for the application process by last year engaging Otium Planning Group, a specialist sport and leisure planning consultant, to conduct a feasibility study and business case for the stadium at Mansfield Secondary College.
“We would like to thank everyone who got involved and provided input when the feasibility study was being put together. The facility will have benefits for connecting the community as well as providing health benefits by enabling more year-round participation in various sports,” Cr Westendorp said.
The dual court multisport indoor stadium includes storage areas, offices, a breakout room, change rooms and inbuilt spectator seating. The project will also see two outdoor multisport courts built plus a carpark and bus turn around facility and View Street will be upgraded.
The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
Senator for Victoria, the Hon Jane Hume, Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology made the announcement on Monday, acknowledging that community organisations are the lifeblood of the north east.
“The community has said loud and clear that local sports facilities are bursting at the seams,
with more and more girls taking up sport and facilities aging,” Ms Hume said.
For more information please contact: Cr Harry Westendorp - 0428 975 279