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Work starts on Flemington’s new sporting precinct

Breaking ground Flemington hub

Flemington locals will be shooting hoops in no time, with work underway to transform sporting facilities at Debneys Park. Moonee Valley City Councillors joined Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence and Member for Essendon Danny Pearson to officially break ground on the project that will soon see the old Flemington Community Centre demolished to make way for the new Flemington Community Hub and sporting precinct. As well as new outdoor basketball and netball courts, Debneys Park will also be home to new practice cricket nets, two soccer pitches and cricket pitch.

This stage of the project is made possible thanks to $5 million from the State Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program. A temporary Community Centre will soon be installed ahead of construction on the new Flemington Hub later this year. The Hub will include places to gather, learn and play with classrooms and activity rooms, a community hall and community lounge alongside female-friendly change facilities, a first aid room, umpire’s room, canteen and social rooms.

Stay updated on what’s happening by visiting mvcc.vic.gov.au/flemington or call 9243 8888 to find out more.