The Mill Park Leisure Centre Redevelopment is Underway

Today I joined the Sports Minister, John Eren MP and Environment Minister (and local MP) Lily D’Ambrosio MP to celebrate the Mill Park Leisure Centre Redevelopment getting underway.

The Victorian Government has contributed $5 million alongside the City of Whittlesea’s $20 million to completely upgrade fitness and aquatic facilities at the centre.  The redevelopment will include the addition of three new multipurpose pools, enlarged gym and fitness facilities and a family play and BBQ area. The $25 million project will upgrade the existing 25 metre pool to include a new disability access ramp alongside new recreational and meeting spaces. It will also expand the administration, parking and retail areas as well as amenities such as change rooms and toilets.

$3 million of the Victorian Government’s contribution is from the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund. This Fund helps provide high-quality, accessible and innovative sport and recreational facilities across Victoria. The remaining $2 million is from the Growing Suburbs Fund. This assists communities in Melbourne’s diverse and growing outer suburbs meet local infrastructure needs. Combining these two Victorian Government strategies ensures that local infrastructure projects will make a big difference to the day-to-day lives of local families.

I want to thank the Mayor of the City of Whittlesea, Cr Kris Pavlidis (pictured with us here at the Leisure Centre) for her support and enthusiasm in delivering this new state-of-the-art aquatic and fitness hub.

Mill Park Leisure Centre will be closed for the duration of the redevelopment. However, residents can continue to enjoy aquatic and fitness programs at Thomastown Recreation and Aquatic Centre. The project is due to be completed by mid-2020.

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