New Community Pavilion more than a sporting venue

A new pavilion, complete with community meeting areas will be built to serve local sports clubs and groups across the Monbulk area.

Member for Monbulk James Merlino today turned the first sod to mark the construction of the Monbulk Recreation Reserve pavilion. 

The project received funding of $1 million from the Growing Suburbs Fund, $600,000 from the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund and Commonwealth funding of $600,000.

The Growing Suburbs Fund supports the creation of community connections, enhanced services, and provides greater opportunities at the local level. The fund also helps communities to thrive and adapt to change.

The new pavilion will support the development of football for girls and women and be a place that welcomes all ages, abilities and genders.

The Monbulk Community and Sports Pavilion will provide:

          community gathering space

          change room facilities with unisex change

          showers and amenities

          umpire change facilities

          a gymnasium

          first aid / training room

          kitchen and canteen facilities

          storage rooms

          a covered spectator viewing area

Local Member James Merlino congratulated the Yarra Ranges Council and the community for raising substantial funds towards the $3,800,000 cost of the building to ensure it becomes a reality.

Rodine Australia began the construction in early July.

Quotes attributable to Deputy Premier James Merlino

The new pavilion will provide a modern, multi-functional, purpose-built recreational and sporting facility with an emphasis on community connections.

Quotes attributed to Marlene Kairouz, Minister for Local Government

“The Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund provides crucial community infrastructure and is delivering results for local communities”.

Quotes attributed to John Eren, Minister for Sport

“Sporting facilities have a social and cultural impact for girls and boys, as well as all ages and abilities. We place a great deal of importance on cultural and community connection”


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