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Wonthaggi recreation upgrades set to start

Wonthaggi recreation upgrades set to start

Published:
Friday 8 November 2019

It’s game, set and match, with work about to start on the redevelopment of the tennis courts at the Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve.

This exciting Project will see the six existing synthetic tennis courts transformed into five new synthetic tennis courts and a multi-purpose training area. The Project will also include new fencing and lighting.

This $1.7 million Project represents a significant investment in recreation and is being funded through Bass Coast Shire Council’s Asset Renewal Program, supported by $180,000 from Sport and Recreation Victoria.

The two existing tennis hard courts will be available for the Wonthaggi Tennis Club to use throughout the duration of the construction works.

The multi-purpose training area will include five cricket training pitches, which when internal fencing is reatracted, will create a large all weather training area suitable for soccer, cricket and other sports.

Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari, said the Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve is highly valued by the community.

“It is a major recreation hub for the Shire and supports the objectives of Council’s Active Bass Coast Plan – a 10 year Plan that sets the vision for the provision of open space, recreation facilities and services across the municipality,” Cr Tessari said.

The Project is expected to be completed by mid-March 2020. Council recognises that it can be a challenge to deliver the necessary works and not affect key recreational user groups, especially when much of the work is determined by weather conditions. The contractor will make every effort to minimise disruptions to sporting clubs, Recreation Reserve users, motorists, schools, residents and businesses.

Access to the construction zone will be limited during the works. Council appreciates that these works may present an inconvenience and appreciates your patience during these times. The work will include the use of heavy plant and machinery, as well as noisy and vibration works during construction.

For more information and to stay up to date with the Project, visit www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/projects, or contact Council’s Infrastructure Delivery Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211, or email basscoast@basscoast.vic.gov.au.