New look for Dalyston Recreation Reserve
Stage 1 of the change and social room facility renewal at the Dalyston Recreation Reserve is now complete. The upgrades include new home and away players and umpires change facilities, catering for male and female participants.
Stage 2 of construction includes new social, kitchen and canteen areas and is well underway. This stage is expected to be completed prior to the completion of the 2019 football and netball season.
Both stages are being delivered by TS Constructions and are funded through Bass Coast Shire Council’s building renewal program. The Dalyston Recreation Reserve Committee of Management has also contributed $200,000 to the project
Committee member Kelvin Simpson has been long awaiting the new facilities at the Reserve.
“We are so proud of the efforts of volunteers before us and the work we are currently undertaking to make this a reality,” Mr Simpson said.
“I wish to thank everyone who has helped make the Reserve what it is today.
“It has been a 15 year plus project and I would like to thank the Bass Coast Shire for their much needed support in this wonderful new era for the Reserve.
“The new facilities will provide all user groups and the broader community a major boost by providing fantastic rooms and areas for them to enjoy.
“Importantly, our valued members and visitors will have a great vantage point away from the south-west weather, now that the facilities are built on the western side of the oval.”
Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari, has kept a close eye on the project’s progress.
“We would like to thank local builders, TS Construction and their many wonderful trades, the Recreation Reserve Committee and local sporting clubs for their their input into this game changing project for the Dalyston community,” Cr Tessari said.
“We see this major upgrade of the Reserve as another example of Council’s commitment to improve community facilities and in this case a major Recreation Reserve in Bass Coast.”
The overall cost for both stages of this project is in excess of $1.7 million.
The project was identified in Council’s Sport and Active Recreation Needs Assessment and the Dalyston Recreation Reserve Master Plan.