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Upgrade begins for Risdon Vale Oval facilities

THE first sod has been turned on a new public toilet and changeroom facility at Risdon Vale Oval.

The project includes the demolition of the existing facility and construction of a new public toilet and changeroom building, as well as the addition of a spectator viewing area, accessible vehicle parking and pedestrian constructions to Sugarloaf Road and surrounds.

Clarence Mayor Doug Chipman said the project was a vital investment in local infrastructure for the Risdon Vale community.

“With the current public toilet and changeroom deemed unfit-for-purpose, this project will be an important upgrade of local facilities for the whole community to enjoy,” he said.

“This is especially the case for local sporting clubs who will be able to return to a new and modern home base that features increased accessibility and amenities.

“Not only do projects such as this aid in the health and wellbeing of our residents, they also inject some much-needed stimulus into the local community, which is a priority for council during this uncertain time.

“I look forward to seeing this project take shape over the coming months.”

The Risdon Vale Changeroom project is being delivered with the assistance of a $200,000 grant from Sport Australia through the Community Sport Infrastructure Program and $80,000 through the Department of Communities Sport and Recreation Major Grant Program.

The project is estimated to be completed by December 2020.

Caption: Clarence Mayor Doug Chipman sees work begin on the new public toilet and changeroom facility at Risdon Vale Oval.