New change rooms for Mt Martha’s Ferrero Recreation Reserve

Published on 13 July 2017

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Mornington Peninsula Shire has recently completed renovating Mt Martha’s Ferrero Recreation Reserve change rooms to make them more female friendly. 

Improvements made to Ferrero Recreation Reserve included:

  • unisex toilets and unisex ambulant toilet
  • shower cubicles
  • washroom fixtures
  • general refurbishment of existing spaces
  • new storage components.

This project is part of the Shire’s Pavilion Strategy and has been accelerated in response to the rapid increase in female participation at the reserve.

The Shire has completed four pavilion change rooms in 2017/18 as part of the $1.8 million commitment to upgrade current facilities to make them more female friendly.  Other pavilions to receive improvements works include Dromana Recreation Reserve, Somerville Recreation Reserve, and Rye’s RJ Rowley Reserve.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Bev Colomb said “through our sports strategies we are working hard to upgrade our facilities to meet demand so that both girls and boys can enjoy their sport”.

Briars Ward Councillor Rosie Clark added “women deserve exactly the same opportunity on the sporting field as men. The Shire will do everything we can to help make this easier for our local community”.

Fellow Briars Ward Councillor Sam Hearn concluded “we thank the members of the Mt Martha Junior Football Club and the Mt Martha Cricket Club for their input throughout this project”.

James Barrett, President Mt Martha Junior Football Club said they are very pleased with the latest round of works that has been done to the change room toilets and umpire change rooms to make them unisex. 

“With more and more girls now playing AFL and umpiring our matches it is important that our facilities are adequate. With stage one works now complete, we are looking forward to the upcoming stage two works which includes an upgrade to the public toilets at the reserve,” concluded Mr Barrett.


PICTURE DETAILS: (L-R): Mornington Peninsula Shire Briars Ward Councillors Sam Hearn, Rosie Clark and Mayor Councillor Bev Colomb at the recently renovated Mt Martha’s Ferrero Recreation Reserve change rooms.