Sunbury locals access sporting and recreation facilities they deserve

Published on 08 August 2022


Saturday 6 August marked a step forward in enabling all Sunbury residents and locals to lead active, healthy and connected lives, with access to facilities they deserve. 

United by a shared passion and commitment to the health and wellbeing of their communities, Hume City Council Mayor Cr Carly Moore, The Honourable Ros Spence, Club President and Hume City Councillor Jack Medcraft, and Mr. Josh Bull MP were joined by Sunbury locals for the opening of two new and improved sports and recreation facilities. 

Cr Moore kick-started the day at the Eric Boardman Memorial Reserve. After eighteen months of work to rebuild existing infrastructure for four pavilions, Sunbury locals and sporting clubs will now be able to enjoy upgrades to: 

  • Kitchens and canteens 

  • Social rooms and spaces 

  • Male, female and accessible changerooms and amenities  

  • Home and away player changerooms and amenities 

  • First aid room 

  • Existing sports lighting system in Oval Two, which now provides both 50lux LED training and 100lux LED competition sports lighting.  

The project completed in partnership between the Victorian Government and Hume City Council will provide a space for local clubs to thrive and ensure future generations have the opportunity to get involved in sport and connect with their broader community.  

Later in the day, Cr Moore was joined by Minister for Community sport and Member for Yuroke, The Honourable Ros Spence, State Member for Sunbury, Mr. Josh Bull MP, Club President and Hume City Councillor Jack Medcraft, and Head of Government Relation from Netball Victoria, Alanna Sharman, for the opening of the upgraded Sunbury Recreation Reserve Netball Courts.  

Upgrades include: 

  • The construction of two brand new netball courts  

  • A new four pole 200 lux sports lighting system  

  • Perimeter chainmesh court fencing  

  • New shelters for players and officials, and   

  • Connecting pathways and landscaping. 

This project allows a safer and more enjoyable playing experience for everyone, from skilled players to those trying a sport for the first time. 

These modern and improved facilities mean more people have the access and opportunity to get active, involved and connected. 

There projects were completed by Hume City Council in partnership with the Victorian Government.