Monday, 31 July 2017 10:39

New change rooms for Lancefield

Construction of the all new female friendly and accessible change rooms and public toilets at Lancefield Football Netball and Tennis clubs has finished.
Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas recently visited the state government $450,000 funded facility, which is already being enjoyed by local players.
“The completion of this project is an exciting chapter in Lancefield’s netball and tennis history and is a welcome boost to our local community infrastructure,” Ms Thomas said.
“It’s about time that female players have their own place to change and prepare for the game – and I’m sure the girls and women from Lancefield Football Netball and Tennis clubs would agree. I’m proud to be a part of a Government that is supporting these inclusive facilities, so that everyone in our community can participate.”
Managed by Lancefield Park Recreation Reserves Incorporated, the project was designed pro-bono by local architect Stephan Kosa and constructed by local builder John Poletti. A range of local traders generously committed in-kind support and discounts on materials.
Prior to construction, female players had to get changed in public toilets or their cars. The Lancefield community identified the project as a priority due to the increase in female participation in club sport, and it has been supported at every step by Ms Thomas.
The $450,000 funding for the new change rooms was part of the $1.5 million the Victorian Government has provided for community infrastructure renewal projects in the Lancefield area.