Project to provide new female friendly, accessible facilities to support sport in Strathfieldsaye
The City of Greater Bendigo is undertaking a major project at the Strathfieldsaye Community Hub in Club Court commencing with a female friendly facilities upgrade in partnership with Sport & Recreation Victoria.
City of Greater Bendigo Active and Healthy Lifestyles Manager Lincoln Fitzgerald said the City has worked closely with user groups to plan a flexible facility, with spaces that can be shared and utilised by a broad range of users and the community.
“A key aim of the first stage of the project is to provide female friendly facilities to enable the user clubs to cater for the growing number of female sporting participants and female umpires in line with community expectations and standards,” Mr Fitzgerald said.
This major project will be undertaken in a number of stages with the first stage including:
- Refurbishment of two existing male changerooms to unisex changerooms
- Construction of two new unisex umpire changerooms
- Extension of the building to accommodate a new, larger canteen and new male and female toilet amenities to serve spectators
- Repairs to roof and flooring
- Installation of water saving measures and efficient lighting
Further stages of work will include two additional female friendly facilities as well as improved facilities for new and existing user groups.
“Strathfieldsaye is one of Greater Bendigo’s growth areas and the project builds on other developments at the site including the recent construction of new early years hub consisting of a kindergarten, childcare, play group and maternal and child health centre facilities that opened in 2018.
“It is also in-line with the 2009 Strathfieldsaye Town Plan which identified the need to develop a community precinct and make efficient use of infrastructure.”
The first stage of the project has been funded by the City of Greater Bendigo, a $100,000 grant from Sport and Recreation Victoria and contributions from Sedgewick Cricket Club and Colts United Football Club.
The first stage of the project commenced in July 2021 and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.