Wednesday 1 September 2021 Cr Liesbeth Long Welcome Record

Published on 01 September 2021


Happy first day of spring, the most wonderful time of the year when crops around the district are looking magnificent and the days are getting longer!

I know many people – including myself – will be looking forward to sunny days and the warmer weather.

In some exciting news for our local sports groups, the Deledio Sports Committee Inc. met last night to discuss future construction at Deledio Rec Reserve, also known as Deledio Park. As Flynn Ward councillor, I’ve been attending their meetings all year and I admire and have so much respect for this group of dedicated, enthusiastic individuals. This committee is a sub-committee of the Deledio Recreation Reserve Committee and its main purpose is to set up plans for a new facility.

Anyone who has been to the Rec Reserve over the last few years would know the site needs some TLC, to put it lightly.

At last night’s meeting, we discussed the finalizing of the Deledio Pavilion Concept Plans from AVOR Architects together with Council’s Jen Dyer who is Coordinator - Recreation and Sport, for the construction of a new multi-purpose sports pavilion and community facility at Deledio Reserve.

Some of the features of the proposed new facility include:

  • Social facility/activity space/meeting space that can cater for up to 200 people
  • Kitchen with kiosk attached
  • Bar
  • Offices
  • Gym
  • Storage space
  • Home and away change rooms for males and females
  • Umpire change rooms (male and female)
  • Trainer’s room and accessible toilet
  • Viewing balconies
  • Timekeeper’s box
  • Utility/cleaner’s room

This proposed building is incredibly exciting and will do wonders to boost participation in local sport as well as attracting new user groups and increase regular user groups’ usage of the facility.

This is a priority project for Council and has an estimated cost of $2.5 million. Once the concept plans are finalised, sourcing for funding to make this project become a reality will begin in earnest.


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