Ashwood Reserve receives new sporting pavilion

Media Release

FN028/2016

19 April 2016

Joint release with:

Stefanie Perri

Mayor, City of Monash

Sports clubs in Ashwood will enjoy new purpose-built sporting facilities with the Ashwood Reserve Sporting Pavilion now open for use.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the Australian Government provided $150,000 towards the project under the Community Development Grants Programme.

“The Programme is providing almost $350 million to support local community and sporting infrastructure to promote stable, secure and viable local and regional economies across Australia,” Minister Nash said.

“The Australian Government is committed to funding community projects that have a longer term positive impact on the social and economic infrastructure of communities.

“Fifteen full-time jobs and one ongoing apprenticeship were created during the construction of the project.”

Monash Mayor Stefanie Perri said the upgraded pavilion will provide local community groups with a multi-purpose space to hold meetings and other social activities.

“The project design focussed on sustainability using energy efficient lighting, double-glazed windows and sustainable materials and finishes,” Cr Perri said.

“Works included the construction and fit-out of the new pavilion with a social room, kitchen, storage rooms, change rooms and accessible amenities.

“The new facilities provide better facilities for our female sports participants and hopefully will increase their participation and will help promote sports and healthy lifestyles within the community.”

The Ashwood Reserve Sporting Pavilion project was jointly funded by the Australian Government which provided $150,000 and the City of Monash which contributed $656,773.