Melton residents to receive new sports reserve
Residential property dwellers in the Melbourne suburb of Melton are set to benefit from a multimillion-dollar sports development earmarked for the region.
The state government has injected $650,000 into the project, stating that it is committed to building healthy and active communities in Victoria.
Minister for sport Hugh Delahunty said the new reserve will be a major asset for Melton residents.
He commented: "Melton is one of the fastest growing areas in outer Melbourne and the new Arnolds Creek Recreation Reserve will provide local sports clubs, old and new, the chance to access a range of fantastic new facilities."
The $2.2 million project will comprise two new football and cricket ovals, training nets, car parking and flood lighting, as well as drainage and irrigation works at the site.
"That's great news for nearby clubs and associations looking to train and play longer, and attract even more players, as well as a diverse range of community user groups," Mr Delahunty said, adding that the reserve will be used by local schools and organisations.
The City of Melton contributed the remaining $1.565 million to the project.