Good sports in Sunshine

Sunshine West will soon be home to some of the best sporting facilities in the area with a new pavilion to be built at Arthur Beachley Reserve.

The $1.4 million pavilion was announced by the Brimbank council recently.

Facilities at Arthur Beachley Reserve are no longer able to meet the needs of the community or the sporting clubs that use the ground.

Mayor Margaret Giudice said the new facility, with an emphasis on providing greater access for women, children and all-abilities sports, would be a welcome boost for a number of clubs.

“The new pavilion will provide a modern home for the Brimbank Rugby Union Club that will meet their needs going forward, as well as those of the wider community,” Cr Giudice said.

“The pavilion will include accessible unisex changerooms and toilets, a social room, referee rooms, a meeting room, first aid room and storage rooms.

“This project is just one of a list of sports facility upgrades and enhancement projects worth a total of $8.8 million we’re delivering this year.”

The council recently completed a soccer pavilion at Ardeer Reserve ($1.6 million) and unisex changerooms at Bon Thomas Reserve in Deer Park ($850,000).

The pavilion at Arthur Beachley Reserve will be demolished when the new one is completed, with construction expected to last until October.