Hawks nest taking shape

Lisa Neville and Libby Coker with Drysdale sporting club representatives.

A Shorten Labor government will, if elected, contribute $3 million towards Stage 2 of the Drysdale Sports precinct, including $200,000 for a feasibility study to explore the potential construction of a pool.

The precinct is home to the Drysdale Hawks Football Club, Drysdale Cricket Club and Drysdale Soccer Club.

Current facilities include an oval, multipurpose field, cricket practice pitches, a relocatable pavilion and lighting.

Stage 2 of the project will see the creation of three rectangular playing fields, a new multi-use pavilion, play spaces, cricket nets, car parking and pathways.

Federal Labor’s $3 million commitment builds on the $5 million already pledged by the Andrews State Labor Government towards Stage 2.

Labor delivered $3.5 million towards Stage 1, which was completed in early 2018.

The City of Greater Geelong is expected to complete its revision and review of the original masterplan of the precinct by June 30.

“State and federal Labor are working in partnership to deliver important community infrastructure to support health and wellbeing,” Labor Candidate for Corangamite Libby Coker said. 

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