Community to benefit from new multimillion dollar sporting facility

March 2, 2016

University and Government stakeholders at the site of the new sporting facility

University and Government stakeholders at the site of the new sporting facility

Members of the Murdoch University community, City of Melville and surrounding areas are set to reap the benefits of new $5.27m sporting facility to be constructed at the University’s South Street Campus.

The proposed development will see the construction of two synthetic football (soccer) pitches, new changing rooms, integrated synthetic cricket pitch, floodlights, spectator seating and general landscaping.

Murdoch University Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Andrew Taggart today welcomed the Hon. Mia Davies, Minster for Sport and Recreation and City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey to the South Street campus sports grounds for the formal announcement.

“Collaborative partnerships and investment between the State Government, The City of Melville and Murdoch University has proven to be the catalyst for what will become a fantastic sporting facility,” said Professor Taggart.

“The expansion of the pavilion and creation of a synthetic multipurpose sports field will provide a greater amenity that the whole community can benefit from throughout the year.

“Murdoch’s growing commitment to community engagement will see Melville City Football Club become the host soccer club and will be renamed to become the Murdoch University Football Club. Melville City FC is the largest boys and girl’s community soccer club in the State with over 1400 members and growing.

“The facilities will also provide a base for teaching and research and further community engagement opportunities between the City of Melville and the University.”

The development proposal has arisen from an identified need to provide additional sporting facilities within the City of Melville local government area, and Murdoch’s aspirations to enhance the student experience by improving the on-campus active recreation offerings.

The new facilities at Murdoch University support the State Government’s commitment to improve and upgrade local sporting facilities through the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund.

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Sports Facility April 13, 2016

Feeling good to know that community get benefit from new multi million dollar sporting facilities and well said by professor that Collaborative partnerships and investment between the State Government and university has proven to be the catalyst for what will become a fantastic sporting facility.

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