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Hit the ground running at IYU

Published: 8 April 2016

Cardinia Shire Council welcomed a funding boost in December 2015 to the IYU Recreation Reserve project.

Cardinia Shire Mayor Cr Jodie Owen and Daniel Mulino MLC, Member for Eastern Victoria representing Minister Local Government Hutchins, visited IYU Recreation Reserve on Thursday 7 April.

The first stage of the project is now complete. This stage included a full-sized senior soccer field and a multi-use pitch that can be used as two junior fields or a single senior field. Council hopes the pitches will be ready for play in winter 2016, but this will depend on grass-growing conditions.

“The new fields will be one of the highlights of the season for the clubs. It’s fantastic to see the project underway for the young aspiring athletes in Cardinia Shire.” said Mayor Cr Jodie Owen.

Council consulted with Cardinia United Soccer Club during the planning stages of the IYU Recreation Reserve project.

The Victorian Government will provide $3.5 million and Council has contributed $2.35 million to the second stage of the project that includes a synthetic soccer pitch, pavilion, floodlighting and playground. These works will be completed by February 2017.