The Koo Wee Rup Primary School oval and the adjacent Koo Wee Rup Secondary School oval are being reconstructed.
The primary school oval upgrade includes new sub-surface drainage, replacement of the cricket pitch and two new cricket nets.
The secondary school oval upgrade includes new sub-surface drainage and irrigation, flood lighting, a bore installation, power upgrade, construction of a new pavilion and lighting of the synthetic hockey pitch to meet Australian standards.
Sport and Recreation Victoria is funding $100, 000 towards the primary school oval upgrade. Council is contributing $50,000.
The secondary college is funded by the Victorian Government’s Department of Education ($1.6 million) of which $500,000 is allocated for the oval upgrade works.
Construction is due to be completed by May 2019.
Benefits for the community
The oval upgrades will allow Koo Wee Rup cricket and football clubs to expand their player numbers, and will provide additional oval space for both clubs.
By developing the primary school’s oval as its second home venue, the cricket club will build a close link with the school that will help boost its player numbers.
Working with the community
We have done extensive consultation with the cricket and football clubs to identify what they need to grow, and have also liaised with the principals of both the primary and secondary schools to ensure their needs are met.