THE sporting community of Tuerong has a new home with the completion of the new RM Hooper Pavilion.
The new fit-for-purpose centre has female change rooms and amenities, new kitchen and kiosk, first-aid room and additional storage space. The modern, modular assembly was a first for the shire and took only a few months to build.
RM Hooper Reserve hosts 2100 footballers, soccer players and cricketers.
The upgrade will allow more sports at the reserve through additional programming, as well as easing the way for female participants through more-inclusive facilities.
The pavilion was built using $760,000 from the shire’s capital works program and a $250,000 grant through the state government’s community sports infrastructure fund. The federal government provided $250,000.
The mayor Cr Despi O’Connor said: “We’re pleased the redevelopment of the RM Hooper Pavilion was able to happen quickly so we could provide a facility that is fit for purpose for all users.
“The upgrade is part of the shire’s plan for the future provision of sports and sporting infrastructure throughout our peninsula.”
Cerberus Ward’s Cr Lisa Dixon said the project was a “positive step in the right direction for female sport participation in our community”.