A better pavilion at Victory Park

Victory Park’s upgraded pavilion is now ready and waiting for the return of community sport.

Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos MP last week joined Mayor, Cr Margaret Esakoff and Glen Eira City Councillors online to officially launch the new facilities, made possible by a more than $220,000 investment from the Victorian Government.

At Victory Park, the 500 plus members of home clubs Bentleigh United Football Club and West Bentleigh Cricket Club now have a modern female friendly space to call home.

The retrofitted pavilion features new female friendly facilities with individual toilet and shower cubicles, new unisex umpire change and bathroom shower facilities, storage areas and additional windows into the centre of the pavilion to supply natural light and provide views onto both ovals.

The upgraded pavilion is a game changer and will enable local clubs to expand their teams and cater for more members of the community at training and competition, host bigger events and development programs.

The fund is part of the Victorian Government’s over $915 million investment in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014.

Investments like these are all about creating jobs, stimulating local economies, and fast-tracking community recovery by improving the health, wellbeing, and social outcomes for Victorian communities.

Mr Staikos acknowledged the Glen Eira City Council for its commitment and financial contribution to the projects.

For more information about infrastructure grant opportunities available through the Victorian Government visit www.sport.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos

“Clubs like the Cobras and West Bentleigh Cricket Club have been hamstrung by outdated facilities – they deserve appropriate facilities they can be proud of.”

“Better sport and recreation facilities make it easier for Victorians to get back to local sport and recreation when it is safe to do so, and lead healthy and active lifestyles.”