The redeveloped Oakleigh Recreation Centre is officially reopen with a ceremony acknowledging the significance of the project to the community.
Mayor Brian Little, joined by The Hon Ros Spence MP, State Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Community Sport and Youth, Senator David Van (representing the Federal Government) and Steve Dimopoulos, Oakleigh MP and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier and for Mental Health, officially reopened the facility on 10 February and unveiled a commemorative plaque.
Mayor Brian Little said the $26M redevelopment of the centre has been the biggest project Council has delivered to date.
“This has been a huge project for Council and we are very proud of this outstanding facility. It delivers on our commitment to provide the best quality facilities we can to support health and wellbeing in the municipality,” Cr Little said.
“It represents an unprecedented level of investment, work and dedication by many people both inside and outside Council and reflects the importance of sport and recreation in our community.”
The State Government contributed $3M and Federal Government contributed $2.1M towards the project.
Waverley Gymnastics Centre, one of the busiest clubs in Victoria will be based in a new state-level facility at the centre and contributed $1M towards the project.
The Waverley District Netball Association, Waverley Basketball Association and Volleyball Victoria will also be running community sporting activities and competitions from the stadium, which has five new indoor multi-purpose sports courts.
The new facilities include a completely updated and expanded gym, rooms for spin (cycle), Pilates and yoga and a low sensory room.
Oakleigh Recreation Centre is located at 2a Park Road, Oakleigh. For more information go to the Oakleigh Recreation Centre website.
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