Brimbank City Council has welcomed a $612,000 State Government grant to fund a safe, accessible and female-friendly facility upgrade at Robert Bruce Reserve in Deer Park.
The $1,224,000 project has been matched by $612,000 funding from Brimbank City Council. The upgraded facility will include:
- two new player change rooms
- two new umpire change rooms
- a new Disability Discrimination Act compliant (DDA) toilet facility, with a baby change space
- a new First Aid room.
Brimbank City Council Mayor, Cr Jasmine Nguyen, is delighted about the many benefits this new facility at Robert Bruce Reserve will bring to our community.
“I thank the Victorian Government for its generous support. The flexible design will create an inclusive environment for females, juniors and people with diverse abilities.
“The new amenities will provide a useful and welcoming space for under-represented groups within the community to call home.”
The facility aims to lessen significant barriers to participation, by creating an inclusive and inviting space for participants and spectators to enjoy.
The upgraded amenities are expected to increase community participation and encourage more females, juniors, and people with a disability to use the space, including:
- new female teams
- more female cricket
- an increase in AFL 9’s participants
- extra WRFL finals
- additional Zumba, In2Active and school use opportunities.
Works on the facility will start later this year and are expected to be completed around mid-2023.
The improvements are top priorities in the rolling programs included in Council’s Sports Facility Development Plan.