Funding For Soccer Change Rooms And Lights
Golden Plains Shire Council welcomes the Victorian Government’s funding announcement on 28 August of $464,535 towards the Bannockburn Soccer Facility Change Rooms project.
The $1,296,535 upgrade of the Bannockburn Soccer Facility will deliver two new female friendly/unisex change rooms with a referee change room, first aid room, and dedicated storage area to service the recently constructed second soccer pitch. The project also includes sports lighting on the second pitch and perimeter fencing.
Home to the Golden Plains Soccer Club (the Eagles) with male and female senior and junior players from many towns in the Shire, the completion of this project will support greater use of the second pitch at the facility and increase participation in sport and active recreation in Golden Plains Shire.
The Victorian Government’s $464,535 funding comes from its World Facilities Game Fund, following the successful grant application from Council. This latest contribution will partner with the Federal Government’s $832,000 election commitment to deliver the full project.
Mayor Cr Owen Sharkey welcomed the significant investment in the Bannockburn Soccer Facility and said Council looks forward to delivering this valuable project.
“Council thanks the Victorian and Australian Governments for the funding partnership to complete this important community sporting facility. The new change rooms and lights will service the second pitch at the Bannockburn Soccer Facility which was established last year in a joint project by Council and the Victorian Government.
“The second pitch change rooms and lights completes the soccer infrastructure projects in Stage Two of the Bannockburn Recreation precinct masterplan. Along with the Bannockburn Soccer Pavilion built in 2017 and the lights and work on the first pitch in 2014, this reserve has received more than $3 million in funding over the past six years and been transformed into a quality sporting facility for local soccer players and supporters.”
“The Golden Plains Soccer Club has an enthusiastic membership of male and female junior and senior players from many towns in the south of our Shire, and the new change rooms and lights will further support participation in soccer in Golden Plains.”