New recreation reserve pavilion launched

Published on 19 April 2017


Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Mayor Councillor Colomb and fellow Briars Ward Councillor Sam Hearn have turned the first sod of Mount Martha’s soon-to-be constructed Citation Recreation Reserve Pavilion. 

The $3 million-plus pavilion is much-needed for local community groups and sporting teams using the current facility.

The new, single level pavilion has been designed to better meet the needs of local sporting and community groups and will include:

  • a modern social room
  • multi-purpose change rooms
  • unisex toilet and shower facilities
  • office space and store rooms
  • kitchen/kiosk
  • first aid room
  • accessible toilets and external public toilets
  • enhanced car park area
  • landscaping and pathways.

The new building has been sustainably designed with low-energy lighting, heating and cooling specifically tailored to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Water savings will be achieved through the use of water efficient fittings and fixtures.

Mayor Colomb said “this is a great step forward for the sporting community of Mount Martha. Now local clubs and community groups can enjoy having a state-of-the-art facility in their own backyard”.

Briars Ward Councillor Sam Hearn said “here at the Shire we are constantly looking for ways to improve our sporting facilities to ensure they are meeting the needs and requirements of the users. I look forward to seeing my old football club South Mornington, and the whole local community enjoying this pavilion in the future”.

Fellow Briars Ward Councillor Rosie Clark said “not only will this up-and-coming facility be more modern and efficient; it will also be sustainably designed to meet the Shire’s environmentally friendly goals and initiatives”.

It is anticipated that construction will be completed by mid-November 2017.

PICTURE DETAILS: Briars Ward Councillors Mayor Bev Colomb and Sam Hearn at the official sod turn of Mount Martha’s soon-to-be constructed Citation Recreation Reserve Pavilion.