A number of Manor Lakes sporting clubs are already off to a great start to 2018 thanks to a $935,000 upgrade of sporting facilities.
The state government will fund the upgrade at Manor Lakes College, adding a second oval, cricket nets and sports lighting. The existing pavilion will also be renovated to cater for a growing number of sporting teams.
Wyndham mayor and sports development portfolio holder Peter Maynard said the long-awaited upgrade would allow sporting clubs to expand exponentially.
He said once works were complete, the Manor Lakes Cricket Club will be able to quadruple the number of members it can accommodate – expanding to eight junior teams, four senior teams and four social teams – while the Manor Lakes Football Club will be able to double its membership to 16 teams.
“When the sporting facilities at Manor Lakes were originally built, there was a vision for this to be a sporting hub that would include two ovals that could accommodate multiple sports, cricket nets and a pavilion,” Cr Maynard said.
“Since then, while the first oval and the pavilion were constructed, the project was never completed to the standard that council, the local community or the sporting clubs wanted.
“Now, thanks to funding from the state government and years of residents, council officers and myself as sport development portfolio holder calling for action, we can finally complete this important project.”