Work on Lang Lang Community and Recreation Precinct to start in March

Published: 16 March 2017

Work on the new Lang Lang Community Recreation Precinct is expected to begin in March after Council awarded the contract to develop the new sports grounds and facilities to Lasergrade Pty Ltd.

The land in Caldermeade, which is bordered by Caldermeade Road and Soldiers Road, was purchased in 2014 in partnership with Our Community Bank Ltd for the specific purpose of creating a community recreation precinct that would cater for the growing number of sporting groups in the area.

Council’s Manager Active Communities Jim Davine said local clubs are struggling with facilities that are no longer meeting their needs, either due to growing membership at individual clubs or because the facilities do not meet standards for competition.

Following extensive community consultation, a master plan was created detailing the work that will begin immediately to build new football, cricket and netball facilities, as well as long-term plans for the site, which will be developed over the next 10-20 years and will ultimately include soccer pitches, space for tennis courts and lawn bowls, playgrounds and additional clubrooms.

“The Lang Lang Community and Recreation Precinct will cater for the current and future sporting needs of the Lang Lang community and the surrounding districts,” Mr Davine said.

“The current facilities at the showground have served local sporting clubs for many years, but they now need replacing with facilities that meet modern-day standards and expectations.

“The new sporting and recreation precinct will cater for all current clubs and has plans in place for emerging sport participation in the future. It will all meet Access All Abilities standards, and provide unisex change facilities – something that is currently lacking.

“Weather permitting, the turf should be established and site ready for football and netball to be played at the new venue in the 2019 winter season.”

For more information about this project, see Major Projects.