North East Link’s $68 million investment in local sporting clubs has kicked off with construction now underway at Ford Park, Binnak Park, Veneto Club and Greensborough College. These new and upgraded facilities will be completed by mid-2021.
Six new pavilions will be built across the North East and major upgrades at 19 grounds will give football, soccer and cricket clubs better grounds, increased lighting and female-friendly facilities.
More than 20,000 players from 31 sporting clubs and associations will benefit from these upgrades.
Work at Greensborough College was first to get underway, and will include a natural turf AFL and cricket oval with new lighting and behind-goal netting, a new pavilion with female-friendly change rooms, a synthetic turf cricket pitch and a new FIFA certified synthetic soccer pitch.
Ford Park work has also started, building the new multi-use court and cricket practice nets as well as removing the old grandstand to make way for the new sports pavilion and extension of the car park.
Upgrades to facilities at Veneto Club are now happening and will include a new synthetic soccer pitch, lighting and change rooms.
The works at Binnak Park will feature an upgraded natural turf AFL and cricket oval, electronic scoreboard, behind goal netting, a new pavilion, shelters for players and officials, upgraded lighting, synthetic turf cricket nets, new concrete footpath surrounding the oval and more car parks.