Construction has started at Mill Park Basketball Stadium to transform the much-loved facility into an inclusive and accessible sports hub.
City of Whittlesea Chair Administrator Ms Lydia Wilson was joined by Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio MP today to mark the start of the $3 million redevelopment.
The upgrade includes female-friendly facilities and family change rooms, helping to grow local participation in sport for women and girls. It will also include the City of Whittlesea’s first gender neutral change facility.
Ensuring everyone can enjoy the new facility will also be made possible with the inclusion of accessible public toilets, shower and change facilities.
A number of sustainable improvements will be made including upgrades to the heating and cooling as well as introducing water-saving measures.
A new cafeteria and community multipurpose meeting space are also included in the redevelopment works.
Ms Wilson said creating an accessible and inclusive community is a priority for Council.
“I’m especially proud that this redevelopment will encourage increased community participation and help children gain the lifelong skills that come with playing team sports,” she said.
“The addition of female-friendly, gender-neutral and accessible facilities takes us one step closer to our community vision, a place for all.”
The redevelopment of Mill Park Basketball Stadium is expected to be complete late 2022.
We acknowledge and thank the Victorian Government for its $1 million contribution to the redevelopment of Mill Park Basketball Stadium via the Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program.