School precinct kicks off

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 06-May-2016

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Construction on the Marist Community Recreation Precinct pavilion in Maiden Gully has
begun.

A senior oval was constructed last year and will soon be ready for use. A junior oval and car park were constructed two years ago and are already in use.

The $8 million project includes a community pavilion with a social room, meeting room, kiosk, a commercial kitchen to support home economics classes, four change rooms, an umpires’ change room and a single court stadium. 

The project will also deliver three combined-use tennis and netball courts.

 Mayor Rod Fyffe said sharing costs reduced the cost to the community and improved the quality of facilities that City of Greater Bendigo council could deliver.

“Maiden Gully is one the fastest growing residential areas in Bendigo and the community will need access to great facilities like this,” he said.

“This partnership will provide high quality sports and community infrastructure to the whole Maiden Gully community for years to come.”

Marist College Bendigo principal Darren McGregor said the facilities were designed to be used by both the community and the school.

“During school hours, the facilities will be used by the school and after school hours it will be available for the community,” he said.

“This is a really exciting development not just for the school, but for the Maiden Gully community.”

The project is a partnership between the council and Marist College Bendigo, who are each contributing $4m to the project.

The project is expected to be completed before the start of the 2017 school year.

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