EFFORTS to revitalise Hamilton’s most used sporting precinct have been boosted with plans unveiled for new clubrooms at Pedrina Park.
The $145,000 project comes on top of other redevelopments at Pedrina Park, including a newly unveiled $1.25 million synthetic hockey pitch and an ongoing $500,000 upgrade of soccer facilities, including lighting and a multi-purpose sporting oval.
It will be jointly funded by the State Government, Southern Grampians Shire Council and local user groups.
Pedrina Park is currently used by 12 sporting groups or clubs.
The new clubrooms will include two unisex change rooms, male and female umpire change rooms, kiosk, storage space, public toilets and a spectator viewing area.
In Hamilton of Friday, Sports Minister and Member for Lowan, Hugh Delahunty, said the State Government had allocated $96,666 towards the new clubrooms, with the shire contributing nearly $40,000 and user groups $5000 in in-kind donations.
He said the development would give user groups more room to build on growing player and spectator numbers.
“The new clubrooms will complement the existing and future facilities here at Pedrina Park and continue to develop the precinct into a regional sporting hub for the Hamilton region,” Mr Delahunty said.
“Once up and running, the new clubrooms will provide Pedrina Park user groups with a modern space to cater for the increasing numbers of participants.
“The construction of these vital amenities will ensure sporting clubs can continue to grow their membership base and attract new regional events.”
Full story in the Spectator on Tuesday, December 17, 2013