Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence officially unveiled a commemorative plaque at the reserve on Tuesday 5 September. She was joined by Member for Bellarine Alison Marchant, Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor Isabelle Tolhurst, Councillors and sports club leaders.
The ‘Queenscliff Sport and Recreation Precinct Development Project’ builds on the previous Monahan Centre redevelopment and has delivered facilities widely-regarded as among the best in the league.
"These state-of-the-art facilities provide a home for all things sport and recreation in Queenscliff and give our clubs and community more opportunities to get active in a way that best suits them,” Ms Spence said.
"Facilities like the Queenscliff Sport and Recreation Precinct make it easier for people to lead active and connected lifestyles full of the health and wellbeing benefits offered by participating in sport and recreation."It includes two new courts and change rooms, a four-wicket cricket training facility, a covered deck for spectators, lighting upgrades goal.
Constructed in stages, the redevelopment has delivered new training rooms, a community gym and club and meeting spaces, boasting ocean views. The final stage of the project included a new amenities block for campers.
The Victorian Government contributed more than $3.3 million towards the works, with the BoQ adding $835,000.
“Investment in community sports infrastructure increases participation and improves community health and wellbeing, contributing to a culture where sport is more accessible,” said Mayor Tolhurst.
“The plaque unveiling marks the successful conclusion of a five-year project that locals and visitors alike will benefit from for many years to come.”