New facilities will be built at Olinda Precinct as part of a major $2.95 million upgrade of the former Olinda Golf Course announced today by the Andrews Labor Government.

The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will provide $2.95 million for the next stage of the Olinda Precinct, so it can continue to be transformed into public parkland to deliver residents and visitors with better recreational and sporting facilities.

This will further progress the 34 hectares of community parklands including: lighting for the sports oval, walking trails, picnic facilities and upgraded entry and car parking.

As part of the $2.95 million, $850,000 will provide an additional netball court, new cricket nets and other upgrades.

This is on top of the $4.7 million the Labor Government has already delivered for a wide range of new facilities including a regional playground, expansion of the Dandenong Ranges Botanical Gardens, dog off lead area, tracks and trails, community BBQs, shelters, seating, gardens, landscaping, and car parking.

Quotes attributable to Member for Monbulk James Merlino

“This project is a once in a generation opportunity for our community. The transformation of the former golf course will deliver benefits for both active and passive recreation right across the 34 hectares of parkland. It is truly exciting.”

“The Olinda Ferny Creek Football Netball Club have been crying out for an additional netball court and lights on the new oval so they can cater for junior demand. This funding will make a real difference for local netballers, cricketers, footballers and the community who will be able to better use the facility.”


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