Work starts on central park

Russell Moore of ACE Construction, Gabrielle Williams, Roz Blades , Geoff Ward of Development Victoria and Jesse Williams of ACE Construction. 191973_03 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS

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Work has begun on a new community sports court with CCTV and lighting in central Dandenong.

Replacing the temporary Pop-Up Park near Dandenong railway station, the new multi-sport park is expected to open at the corner of Cadle and George streets by mid-2019.

It features a court that can host a variety of sports including basketball, netball and futsal.

The $650,000 project on Development Victoria land is being funded by the State Government ($550,000) and the City of Greater Dandenong ($100,000).

Youth Minister and Dandenong MP Gabrielle Williams said the park would benefit local young people, residents, visitors, businesses and the broader community.

“The original pop-up park was extremely popular, and it is fantastic to be able to deliver a new multi-sport park in the heart of Dandenong.”

Greater Dandenong mayor Roz Blades said the council recognised the importance of a recreational facility for young people in the area.

It is part of the $290 million Revitalising Central Dandenong initiative, which dates back to 2006.

The Government expects the RCD project to attract more than $1.2 billion in private investment and create 5000 jobs.

 

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