WORK on Brighton Municipality’s new Regional Sports Centre is proceeding and is still on track for completion mid-May.
Brighton’s general manager James Dryburgh said works were well underway on the new facility which 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 redevelopment will provide modern, upgraded facilities for the Brighton Football and Cricket Clubs, and the wider community.
Works have now begun on the second storey of the building with steelwork being craned into place. Framing of the second floor also taking place.
Plasterers are on site, beginning work on the ground floor, and power upgrades are being undertaken.
“These works will provide for the future needs of the site well beyond the completion of this building,” Mr Dryburgh said.
The next major phase of construction will be framing up the top floor and constructing the roof over this level.
“From there we’ll finish off the blockwork and begin the install of the function area, commercial kitchen and bar.”
“The development of the centre aligns with Brighton Municipality’s recently released 2050 vision, which will focus on a range of major themes in the sports centre’s case on ‘a good life at every age’ and ‘a thriving place’.”
Meanwhile, the Minister for Sport and MLC for Prosser Jane Howlett has welcomed Council’s 2050 Vision which she said would deliver value for residents of the entire municipal area.
“The Vision has been created with strong input from residents, business owners, visitors and other stakeholders and will provide value for members of the community at all stages of life.
A doubling of the population over the next three decades is an exciting aspiration,” Ms Howlett said.
“Brighton is well-placed to deliver on this with its growing industrial and commercial estates and the replacement of the Bridgewater Bridge, the single largest infrastructure project in Tasmania’s history.
“With a new high school and strong interest in residential land releases, the future looks very bright for Brighton.
“As the Parliamentary representative of Brighton in the Legislative Council, I look forward to being briefed on the Vision by the Brighton Council and to working closely with the Council to help make the community’s vision a reality.”