The Victorian Government is getting on with building a new sports precinct in Drysdale with architects appointed to design the new regional sports facility. Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville, on behalf of Minister for Sport John Eren, today announced that Haskell Architects had been appointed to design the Drysdale Sports Precinct, which will deliver new football, cricket and soccer fields for the growing Drysdale community.

Haskell Architects, have a proud track record in design modern community facilities such as the Yarram District Hub and the Pines Multipurpose Community Facility in Doncaster East.

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its election commitment of $3.5 million towards stage one works of the Drysdale Sports Precinct.

With a growing number of families moving into the area, the Drysdale Football Club, Drysdale Soccer club and cricket clubs have been struggling to cater for growing demand on outdated facilities.

The project includes a competition football and cricket oval, multi-use fields, sports lighting, relocatable pavilion, cricket nets, car parking and fencing.

The Labor Government’s $147.6 million investment is upgrading grassroots facilities across the state for all Victorians, helping clubs update tired grounds and ageing clubrooms, and the Drysdale Sports Precinct is one of the big winners.

The project is a partnership with the Greater Geelong City Council who is providing $3.226 million, and is a great example of communities working together to develop future facilities to meet growing community needs.

The Labor Government’s 2016/17 Victorian Budget delivered a further $60 million boost to build new and upgrade sporting facilities across the state and keep our reputation as the nation’s sporting capital.
This includes a further $8 million over four years to continue the popular Country Football and Netball Program, as well as $22 million for a new initiative to build and upgrade indoor sports stadiums.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville:

“Grassroots sports clubs like the Drysdale football and soccer clubs are the lifeblood of regional communities, bringing people together to socialise and embrace active lifestyles.”

“All players of ages and abilities, men and women, deserve access to modern, safe facilities. We promised them and now we are getting on with delivering them.”

“People are joining grassroots clubs in record numbers, and the Drysdale football and soccer clubs are no exception. This sports precinct will give clubs the space they need to grow into the future and inspire more locals to play the sports they love.”