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Mullum Oval #1 renamed after club stalwart

Published on 21 March 2019
  • Improvement works
  • Major projects
  • Parks and recreation

The contributions the late David Jamieson made to the formation and success of the Norwood Football Club & Cricket Club has been recognised with Council naming the Mullum Mullum Oval #1 in his honour.

Maroondah Mayor Councillor Rob Steane said David Jamieson was a true great of the game, dedicating many years of his life to building a strong club culture which encouraged young people to get involved in sport.

“The initiative of David Jamieson to establish the clubs, helped to form lifelong friendships and bonds that remain current, as many officials and players of those days still get together at cricket and football matches to reminisce and admire the virtues of a man whose vision and drive did indeed shape their lives,” Cr Steane said.

“It is therefore fitting that Council endorsed the naming of Oval # 1 as the David Jamieson Oval,” Cr Steane said.

“While David is sadly no longer with us, it is humbling to know that his legacy with the club will live on for many generations of athletes to come,” Cr Steane said.

In addition to celebrating the official naming of the oval, Council also took the opportunity to acknowledge the range of works completed at Oval # 2 over the past months.

“Mullum Mullum Reserve has seen a huge investment from Council in recent months, including a $950,000 oval reconstruction which included a new oval profile, irrigation, drainage, fencing, coaches boxes and Santa Ana ground coverage; $240,000 of new sports field lighting; and $140,000 of new cricket netting.

“In addition to this a new electronic scoreboard was also installed with $27,000 from Council and $15,000 from the Australian Government,” Cr Steane said.

“That is a total investment into the sporting precinct of $1.372M, adding to the $2.7M redeveloped Kevin Pratt pavilion which was opened in February 2016.

“This is just another example of what Council is able to achieve for our community when we work closely with other levels of government,” Cr Steane said.

Australian Government announced $45,000 for CCTV cameras

Further investment is still to come within the sporting precinct with Deakin MP Michael Sukkar announcing $45,000 for CCTV installation.

The funding is part of the Australian Government’s Safer Communities Fund.

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