Enhancing community spaces
Published on 13 November 2023
Local community groups and sporting clubs are enjoying enhanced facilities following Council projects that were formally opened on Friday 3 November.
Federal Senator for Victoria Raff Ciccone, Federal Member for Deakin Michael Sukkar MP, and Mayor of the Day Councillor Rob Steane OAM formally opened lighting upgrades at the Croydon Park Oval and improvements to the 7th Ringwood Scout Hall at BJ Hubbard Reserve. They also attended a site visit to view the improvements nearly complete at the 1st Croydon Scout Hall at Hughes Park in Croydon.
Croydon Park Oval lighting upgrades
The lighting infrastructure upgrades at Croydon Park Oval will make it safer for local sporting teams to train at night.
President of Croydon Football Club, Anthony Thompson, said the upgrades will support growth at the club.
“The new lighting upgrade will allow the Croydon Football Club to provide a high-quality facility for generations to come.
“With first-class lighting facilities, we can grow our club by adding more junior programs for boys and girls as well as field a senior women’s team,” Anthony said.
“We also now have the ability to train at night throughout the darker seasons, providing more opportunities for young people to get active.”
The upgrades will also future-proof the facility for the years to come, as the new LED lights illuminate the oval to 200 lux, which is above the current Australian requirements.
This project has been funded by the Australian Government in collaboration with Council.
7th Ringwood Scout Hall at BJ Hubbard Reserve
Improvements to the 7th Ringwood Scout Hall at BJ Hubbard Reserve in Ringwood North include new accessible bathrooms, new changerooms, a new kitchen, office space and storage area, a new roof, power supply and upgrades to the existing bathrooms.
The new and upgraded facilities will not only benefit current Scouts groups, but also a range of other community groups that use the space throughout the year, including local karate and calisthenics groups.
The upgraded facilities have been planned to consider the needs of future generations and will allow young people of all ages, abilities and genders to enjoy the space for years to come.
This project has been funded by the Australian Government in collaboration with Council and Scouts Victoria.
1st Croydon Hills Scout Hall at Hughes Park
The 1st Croydon Hills Scout Hall at Hughes Park in Croydon North is currently undergoing an exciting building extension due to be completed shortly.
This new extension will provide a fit-for-purpose space for young leaders of the future to connect, build life-long relationships and develop important social skills.
The upgrades will not only benefit the current Scout groups but will also provide enjoyment for future generations of Scouts and encourage more young people to get involved in their community.
This project has been funded by the Australian Government and Council in collaboration with Scouts Victoria.
For more information on projects underway in Maroondah, visit the Maroondah projects page.