Net gain for Sunbury sport

Plans to transform McMahon Recreation Reserve into a major Sunbury sporting hub are well underway, with the arrival of a new modular pavilion and construction of the netball court commencing.

Hume Mayor Councillor Geoff Porter and Member for Sunbury, Josh Bull MP joined local sporting clubs to celebrate the progress of the $4 million redevelopment.

Cr Porter said some 22,000 people would move into the vicinity of McMahon Recreation Reserve and it was vital that the vision for McMahon Recreation Reserve became a reality.

“It was exciting to see each section of the modular pavilion arrive on site ahead of being pieced together like a giant Lego set,” Cr Porter said.  

“This construction method makes it possible to deliver infrastructure for the community much faster, meeting the growing demand and ensuring Sunbury sporting teams have first class facilities to match their dedication to sport.”    

The new pavilion will include:

  • changerooms and amenities
  • umpires rooms
  • storage
  • time keepers facilities
  • accessible unisex public toilets.

The new netball facilities at McMahon Recreation Reserve will include a new netball court, two light towers and fencing.

Mayor Councillor Geoff Porter said local netballers currently train without dedicated netball facilities at the reserve and travel across Sunbury to compete.

“With the Goonawarra, Rolling Meadows and Sunbury community continuously growing, its vital to give netballers a place that they can train, develop their skills and most importantly have fun, while being active,” Cr Geoff Porter said.

Other developments set to take place at John McMahon Recreation Reserve include a new playground, landscaping, pathways and fitness stations.

Cr Porter said the Victorian Government funded $2 million through the Growing Suburbs Fund towards Reserve’s redevelopment.

“We thank the Victorian Government and Josh Bull MP for this vital funding and for sharing our vision to provide Hume residents with access to facilities that can help improve health, well-being and social outcomes,” Cr Porter said.

Posted on 1:00 PM, 31 October 2018


Updated : 4:45 PM, 1 November 2018

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