New pavilion for Rosedale reserve

ROSEDALE Recreation Reserve will have a new pavilion within the next year, expected to cost $694,000.

Announcing the State Government’s contribution of $327,000, from its Community Facility Funding Program, Deputy Premier and Gippsland South MLA Peter Ryan said Rosedale sporting clubs had done well with their existing facilities, but contemporary times demanded facilities of a proper standard.

“Once complete, the new pavilion will provide much-needed space featuring modern amenities, more appropriate for the growing number of women, juniors and people with a disability wanting to get involved either as players, fans or volunteers,” Mr Ryan said.

The pavilion developments will include new home and away change rooms, netball and umpire change rooms with showers and amenities, a medical room, time keeper’s box, public toilets and amenities, storage facilities and upgrades to the existing kiosk and social facilities.

Recreation reserve committee chairman Paul McDonough thanked Mr Ryan, the State Government and Wellington Shire Council for assisting the sporting clubs and their volunteers in realising a long-held ambition.

“It shows these things do happen with the co-operation and hard work of volunteers,” he said.

Mr Ryan commended Wellington Shire Council for securing the funding and for providing a contribution of more than $277,000 towards the project, as well as the Rosedale Recreation Reserve Committee of Management for its outstanding contribution of $50,000.

“Rosedale will soon have magnificent modern facilities and I look forward to officially opening them myself, and also ensuring the same for Yarram, Foster and Heyfield in the future,” he said.

For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.