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.