Works commence on the $6 million Shell Road Reserve Pavilion

Media Release


21 November 2014

Joint release with:

Sarah Henderson

Federal Member for Corangamite

The Australian Government is delivering on its election commitments to the electorate of Corangamite through the Community Development Grants Programme.

Federal Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson today announced the start of works on the $6 million Shell Road Reserve Pavilion Development.

“The start of construction works is exciting news for Ocean Grove. After such a long campaign to deliver the funding needed to build this pavilion, this is another example of the Australian Government delivering on its election commitments,” Mrs Henderson said.

“This major development, jointly funded by the Australian Government with the City of Greater Geelong, will deliver much needed sporting infrastructure for the Ocean Grove community.”

“I want to commend the Ocean Grove Football and Netball Club, the Surfside Waves Soccer Club and the Ocean Grove Cricket Club for their hard fought campaign and advocacy for better sporting facilities. I am so proud to have delivered on such a significant funding commitment. For the Ocean Grove community, this is a dream come true.”

“The development will include a brand new sporting facility, including change rooms, social rooms, a commercial kitchen, two kiosks and an extended car park.”

“Around 100 jobs will be created during the construction phase, which is a great boost to our local economy.”

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs said the project was another example of the Australian Government's commitment to building productive infrastructure for communities across Australia.

“We are getting on with the job of delivering $314.2 million towards almost 300 community projects across Australia.”

The $6m Shell Road Reserve Pavilion Development is a jointly funded project, with the Australian Government providing $3.5 million under the Community Development Grants programme. The City of Greater Geelong is providing $2.5 million.

The programme is administered by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development which undertakes a value with relevant money assessment of each project against the programme guidelines to ensure the efficient, effective, ethical, and economical use with relevant money.