There is good news for grassroots sport in Council’s Annual Budget for 2021/22! Design of the Quinn Grove Sporting Precinct is set to get underway, thanks to $254,000 funding in this year’s budget.
While our local sports enthusiasts have had to leave their uniforms in the cupboard for the last 18 months, there’s hope on the horizon for future seasons of community sport in Moonee Valley.
Councillor Samantha Byrne and her daughter visited the community sporting hub recently to practice their goal-kicking and announce the funding for the reserve, which is adjacent to the Keilor East Leisure Centre.
The designs will plan the layout of the sporting precinct and the different multi-purpose facilities that could be included. A significant sport and recreation venue already, Quinn Grove will only be enhanced as the facilities continue to be improved in the Keilor East precinct. Works at Quinn Grove will be designed to complement its next-door-neighbour, the Keilor East Leisure Centre which is nearing completion.
The budget funding for designs come after extensive community consultation and a master plan study, that considered population growth and the future sport and recreational needs of the community as well as the needs of the existing user groups (tennis, scouts, soccer training). Other opportunities were also considered, including a stadium to cater for indoor activities such as netball and basketball.
To learn more about Council’s Annual Budget for 2021-22 click here.
Maryanne Karlovic, Senior Coordinator Communications
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