A brand new female friendly pavilion has been completed at the home of Casey Comets, made possible by Victorian Government grants.
Situated in the heart of Cranbourne, the upgrade is part of a $954,000 investment to create two additional female friendly changerooms at the existing soccer pavilion, which has two cubicle showers, two cubicle toilets and two basins for each changeroom.
The upgrades also feature the construction of a female friendly referee room, that includes changeroom space, cubicle shower, cubicle toilet, one basin and an additional storeroom.
The project also saw four existing changerooms undergo a major refurbishment to create more female friendly spaces.
Other current facilities, including the referee change room, storerooms, community room, male and female toilets and baby change room were also renovated, while LED lighting was installed in and around the spaces.
The participation rate in Cranbourne and its surrounding suburbs have seen significant growth over many years, with these latest updates a positive step to match this demand.
City of Casey Chair of Administrators Noelene Duff acknowledged how essential the upgrades were for the community, which will further increase women’s participation in sport.
“I am very proud to deliver these facilities and hope it encourages even more local women and girls to get involved with their local sporting club,” Duff said.
“I look forward to hearing about the positive impact this space has on the Casey Comets Football Club, the facility’s other user groups and the broader Cranbourne community, over the years to come.”
The project demonstrates Council’s commitment to putting the community at the forefront of future planning. The funding was delivered in partnership between the City of Casey and the Victorian Government, who contributed a total of $250,000 from the Female Friendly Facilities Fund, with Council’s own contribution of $704,000.