Dandenong’s new ‘pop-up park’ sports court has been opened with key safety features.
On 5 July, Youth Minister and Dandenong MP Gabrielle Williams and Greater Dandenong mayor Roz Blades unveiled the $600,000 court, which will host sports such as basketball, netball and futsal all year round.
The facility at the corner of Cadle and George streets is fitted with lighting and CCTV as safety features.
It replaces the temporary pop-up park opposite Dandenong railway station.
“Central Dandenong’s new multi-sport community court will provide a place for local young people, residents and community groups to enjoy the outdoors, be social and active,” Ms Williams said.
Ms Williams said the court was part of Revitalising Central Dandenong breathing “new life into central Dandenong”.
Cr Blades welcomed the investment from Development Victoria, the state’s property development authority.
“The new park will provide the community with an opportunity to engage in a range of recreation activities, including basketball, netball and futsal.”
The State Government contributed $500,000 and the council $100,000 to the park.
Ace Landscape Services constructed the facility.