More bang for Bucks

Mayor Margaret Giudice [centre] with excited Brimbank Bucks players.

By Tate Papworth

The Brimbank Bucks Rugby Union Club has cause for celebration.

The new $1.4 million sports pavilion at the Arthur Beachley Reserve, Sunshine West opened last week.

Brimbank mayor Margaret Giudice said the pavilion was a big win for the club.

“The new pavilion provides a modern home for the rugby union club that will meet their needs going forward, as well as accommodate women, juniors and people of all abilities in the wider community,” she said. “The new facility includes accessible unisex changerooms and toilets, a social room, referee rooms, a meeting room, first aid room and storage areas.

“This project is just one of a list of sporting facility upgrades and enhancement projects worth a total of $12.18 million we’re delivering this year under Brimbank’s 2018-2019 Capital Works Budget – an unprecedented investment in the health and wellbeing of our community.”

Construction of a $1.6 million new soccer pavilion at Ardeer Reserve and sports changeroom upgrades at Bon Thomas Reserve in Deer Park were recently completed by the council.

A $1.7 million sports ground redevelopment at Bon Thomas Reserve, including new floodlights, and an upgrade to the carpark at the Keilor Basketball and Netball Stadium in Keilor Park are scheduled to begin soon.