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Modular buildings helps growth in sport

Knox City Council has completed the installation of brand new, modern change rooms at Knox Gardens Reserve in Wantirna South, delivering better facilities for the huge increase in junior players and women in sport.

As the rate of participation in local sport grows, so too has the demand for better and expanded facilities to cater for players, umpires and visiting teams.

Knox has already seen a whopping 20 per cent growth in female and junior club membership in 2017-18, with the 12 existing female sporting teams expected to grow to an unprecedented 116 teams by 2022.

Council is committed to supporting an active and healthy community and this massive growth in participation means new and innovative ways needed to be considered to provide the best possible facilities.

The modular building at Knox Gardens Reserve features change rooms and a range of other amenities for both players and officials.

Passionate about the many benefits that participation in sport can offer, Mayor Jake Keogh said these innovative facilities will benefit the whole community.

‘We know how important it is to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle,’ Mayor Keogh said.

‘Providing greater opportunities for participation in local sports with these new, modern facilities is a key part of that,’ Mayor Keogh added.

Around 90 per cent of the build occurs in a factory off-site, before the building is transported, then joined and finished at the final location. The buildings are constructed from sustainably-sourced, engineered timber products, and include low-energy LED lighting to help reduce running costs in the future.

Council recently opened brand new change rooms in a modular building at Batterham Reserve. The new facilities were partially funded from the generous gift from The Basin’s George and Pat Hetrel, who donated $1 million to Council for improving local community facilities at Batterham Reserve.

To read more on all the Capital Works projects Council have planned at sporting facilities throughout Knox, visit knox.vic.gov.au/sportscapx

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