Shire working to increase sporting activity in Tyabb

Published on 24 October 2018

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Members of the Tyabb sporting community can look forward to the Tyabb Sporting Pavilion being extended at Bunguyan Reserve in Tyabb.

This project is jointly funded and supported by Mornington Peninsula Shire ($620,907), the Federal Government ($150,000) and the Victorian Government ($100,000).

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

The proposed works include:

  • demolition of the existing playground and hardstand area; with the reconstruction a of new playground during the works
  • construction of female-friendly changerooms directly adjacent to the existing pavilion
  • internal furniture and fit-out
  • upgrade of the existing service supplies to the pavilion.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne said “once completed, the new facilities will be a great boost for grassroots football and cricket, giving local clubs the ability to grow and allow them to stage more training and programs”.

Cerberus Ward Councillor Kate Roper said “we want girls to be able to play more sports on the Peninsula, so we are working hard to provide the right facilities to make this happen. These soon-to-be improved sports facilities in Tyabb will allow better usability and put us another step closer to creating an all-inclusive peninsula”.

The Shire has already 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. 

It is anticipated that construction works will take six months to complete and is scheduled to begin in mid-November.