Councillor John Sipek channeled his inner David Attenborough when he visited Overland Reserve recently, in the natural habitat of the East Keilor cougar.
Although local sport hasn’t gone the way many of us would have liked for much of the last 18 months, Council are continuing to invest in our sporting infrastructure for the future, including recent budget funding announcements for Keilor East Leisure Centre, Chris Lane Memorial Baseball Field and the Quinn Grove Sporting Precinct.
For the first time, the 2021-22 budget includes a Pavilion Development Planning Reserve with $1 million funding. The reserve will support the equitable planning and designs of multi-purpose pavilions and community buildings at key locations across the municipality.
Construction on the Overland Reserve Pavilion concluded earlier this year. The state of the art facilities cater for our growing community and importantly, increase access for women’s and girls teams to sporting amenities. The space includes four unisex change rooms and is environmentally friendly, with solar panels, energy efficient appliances and water harvesting features.
The 2021-22 budget continues the implementation of the Overland Reserve Master Plan, with the addition of ball protection fencing and designs of the car parking area.
Reflecting on the future of pavilions and multi-purpose spaces across Moonee Valley, Cr Sipek said that Overland Reserve’s facilities are an exciting example of how the new planning reserve will help Council keep kicking goals with developments to come.
To read the full PDF of Council’s Annual Budget for 2021-22 click here.