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Published on 09 March 2021
The sporting community of Tuerong has a new home with the completion of the new RM Hooper Pavilion.
The new fit-for-purpose facility features female changerooms and amenities, a new kitchen and kiosk, first-aid room and additional storage. The build was a new modular assembly and the Shires first modular project. This modern construction style provided a fit-for-purpose pavilion within a few months.
RM Hooper Reserve is the home to 2,100 participants of football, soccer and cricket and the Mornington Peninsula Cricket Association (MPCA) is just one of the local sporting groups that will benefit from the new building upgrade.
The pavilion upgrade will lead to an increase in sports participation at the reserve through additional sports programming as well as supporting women through its new inclusive facilities.
For the redevelopment, the Shire committed $760,000 from its Capital Works Program and secured a $250,000 grant through Sport and Recreation Victoria’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund – Minor Facilities Program and a further $250,000 from the Federal Government.
Quotes attributed to Mayor Councillor Despi O’Connor
“We’re pleased the redevelopment of the RM Hooper Pavilion was able to happen quickly so we could provide a facility that is fit for purpose for all users. The upgrade is part of the Shire’s plan for the future provisions of sports and sporting infrastructure throughout our Peninsula.”
Quotes attributed to Cerberus Ward Councillor Lisa Dixon
“This project was a positive step in the right direction for female sport participation in our community.”
Photo L-R: Athanasios Karabatsas, Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Cr Despi O’Connor, Cr Dixon, David Fice, Daniel Garrood, Mark Stahel