Springfield Park receives a major funding boost

Box Hill North will soon have a new multi-use sports pavilion thanks to a $550,000 funding boost announced today from the Victorian Government’s Community Facility Funding Program (CFFP).

Member for Box Hill, Robert Clark, said the grant would help Whitehorse City Council kick start the Springfield Park Pavilion Development project.

“The Victorian Coalition Government is pleased to be able to support sports facilities such as Springfield Park for the community to use,” Robert Clark said.

“This funding will help develop a high quality sport and recreation facility that can host bigger and better events across a wide range of sporting codes,” he said.

The funding will be used to replace obsolete and out dated buildings with a new multi-use sports pavilion. The design of the new building provides for four large change rooms to accommodate games on both of Springfield Park’s two sports fields at the same time.

The increased number of change rooms will provide opportunities for increased participation in sports at Springfield Park by maximising the use of its two fields.

The project also includes social spaces, storage, umpires change room, accessible amenities, a foyer, first aid room, canteen, paving, significant sheltered outdoor areas and new fencing around the permitter of the fields.

Mr Clark said the Springfield Park Pavilion Development in the City of Whitehorse was one of 10 projects to receive funding under the Major Facilities Category of the 2012-13 round of the CFFP.

For more information about the Community Facility Funding Program visit www.sport.vic.gov.au