WORKS are about to start for the redevelopment of the Brighton Regional Sports Centre to create a new and improved sporting facility at Pontville.
Brighton Mayor Tony Foster was recently joined by council members and Liberal Senator for Tasmania Claire Chandler to officially break ground on the redevelopment.
Senator Chandler said the new facility would create a revitalised multi-purpose facility to cater for the needs of local sports clubs and the community and will provide a significant economic boost for the Brighton municipality and surrounding regions.
“The Federal Government has contributed $6 million for this important community project, which will revitalise the precinct and modernise facilities,” Senator Chandler said.
“This project will also create jobs in building and construction, and stimulate the local economy, which is important now more than ever to counter the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.”
In welcoming the funding and the start of works, Mayor Foster said the redevelopment would provide modern, upgraded facilities for the Brighton Football and Cricket Clubs, and the wider community.
“Building works will ensure the sports centre conforms with the requirements of the AFL and Cricket Tasmania for top-level competition. Importantly, the project will see the sports centre develop into a high-standard hub to cater for our region’s sport and recreation needs,” Mayor Foster said.
“Works include the construction of a new sports centre building with new facilities including a gymnasium, club rooms, meeting rooms, male and female change rooms, function space, dining and commercial kitchen.”
Landscaping and upgrading current parking and driveways will also be undertaken.
The development is scheduled for completion in May next year.