After many years, it has finally happened. The submission for full ground lighting on Steve Thompson oval at Carrum Downs Recreational Reserve has been approved by state government with the funds available to start the project as soon as possible. The reserve will also be the home of a new CFA facility on the corner of Wedge and Frankston-Dandenong roads.
The Napthine government have pledged to invest $1.1 million into the reserve for new facilties should it be re-elected in November.
Premier Dennis Napthine and Member for Carrum, Donna Bauer, paid a visit to the reserve on Friday afternoon to make the announcement along with members of our club, Carrum Downs Cricket Club and the Carrum Downs CFA.
This is welcomed news for our club and others who share the facilities. The reserve has been neglected for some time and it is great to see it finally get the awareness and love that it needs. It will be fantastic for our players to be able to train under full ground lights.
Donna Bauer has done a mountain of work in getting the state government funding for the lights, re-election investment as well as many other projects that will benefit Skye/Carrum Downs residents. We thank her for being a strong supporter of Skye FNC throughout the year. You can view her work at www.donnabauer.com.au.
This is a huge step forward for our football/netball club. It is a win that we have been aiming at for a very long time. Well done to everyone who put in the hard yards over the years to make this ground lighting dream a reality.
We have so many people working hard behind the scenes. It is now up to everyone to support the club and help us to make it a big success.
For full details of the announcement, download the media release here.