New unisex facilities, including disabled toilets, as well as new storage facilities are part of an upgrade at Iluka’s Ken Leeson Oval.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today officially opened the completed upgrade.
“The existing facilities were nearing the end of their life and their location is disjointed from the majority of activities on the oval and would be better suited in a new location,” Mr Hogan said.
“This $500,000 grant will mean now both men and women can better use the oval and its facilities. It also means better access for people with a disability.”
“New storage facilities for the different sporting groups have also been incorporated to allow them to store the equipment and tools they use.”
Mayor of Clarence Valley Council Jim Simmons said the project focused on fixing access issues and improving shade concerns so the facility is better equipped to host teams throughout the year.
“The new facility will encourage greater participation in team sports and support a healthy lifestyle for the community,” Cr Simmons said.
“Another exciting part of the project is the new storage room, which means the local sporting groups can safely store equipment and tools.”
The project was jointly funded, with the Federal Government committing $500,000 and the Clarence Valley Council committing $91,502.