With early works now underway on the North East Link, local sports grounds in Melbourne’s northern and eastern suburbs will receive major upgrades to ensure clubs can continue playing during construction.
The $68 million investment will ensure that more than 20,000 players from 31 sporting groups that use the grounds to play football, soccer and cricket, have high-quality facilities.
North East Link is committed to minimising the impact on sporting and recreation facilities, and the team has been working closely with clubs that will need to temporarily or permanently move to new grounds.
Upgrades to 19 sports grounds will include:
- six brand-new pavilions
- 255,000m2 worth of new turf (that’s 13 MCGs)
- improving sports field lighting
- female-friendly change rooms and facilities
- improving access to sports grounds.
The sports club improvement program will start later this year, giving clubs time to settle into their new facilities and avoid project construction impact at their current grounds.
Find out more by visiting North East Link sports.