The Hon. Ros Spence and Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos MP were today joined by Federal Member for Higgins Dr Katie Allen MP at the site of the new, state-of-the art Murrumbeena Community Hub.
The demolition of the existing pavilion at Murrumbeena Park will commence in April.
Glen Eira Mayor Cr Margaret Esakoff said the State Government has committed $2 million towards this project, with the Federal Government making an additional contribution of $4 million. Council will contribute $5.7 million.
“I would like to thank both the State and the Federal Government for their support and generous contributions to the development of the Murrumbeena Community Hub. This will be a great result for the Glen Eira community,” she said.
“The existing pavilion at Murrumbeena Park is an aging facility and had been identified as a high priority project to undergo a significant redevelopment.
“The redevelopment has presented an ideal opportunity to build a facility that will meet the growing needs of the tenant sporting clubs and provide opportunities for other community groups and organisations.”
Cr Esakoff said the redevelopment will see the construction of an integrated community hub with multi-purpose spaces for use by the community and sporting clubs located in and around Murrumbeena Park.
“It will benefit the Murrumbeena community by providing a location for socialisation and connectivity — a centralised hub for various activities and opportunities,” she said.
The Murrumbeena Community Hub will include meeting rooms and social spaces, sports club amenities, training rooms, child care facilities, a Changing Places facility for those who cannot use standard accessible toilets and Environmentally Sustainable Design initiatives.
Construction is expected to be completed by mid-2022.