Coburg City Oval To Be Upgraded

Coburg City Oval To Be Upgraded

Victoria Minister for Sport John Eren

Big Win For Coburg City Oval

Victor P Taffa

Coburg football and cricket clubs will soon enjoy first-class facilities after the Andrews Government today announced $3 Million in funding to upgrade and expand the facilities of Coburg City Oval.

Minister for Sport John Eren and Member of Pascoe Vale Lizzie Blandthorn visited Coburg City Oval this morning to formally announce the funding.

“Facilities such as Coburg City Oval are cornerstones of local communities and we want to keep them at a high standard.” Minister for Sport John Eren said.

“Our latest budget invests almost half a billion dollars to ensure sport and active recreation are accessible for everyone.”

Coburg City Oval has been home to the Coburg Lions Football Club and Coburg Cricket Club since the oval was established in 1915 to provide a quality facility in the rapidly growing suburb.

Coburg City Oval is a focal point of the community and has been home to many top-level matches including numerous VFL Women’s Grand Final. However, the facilities are well overdue for an upgrade and are not female friendly.

“This vital funding will help the clubs at Coburg City Oval train, compete and grow; it’s a win for local sportspeople and it’s a win for our community.” Member for Pascoe Vale Lizzie Blandthorn said.

This funding will see the oval returned to a first-class facility, but it will also be one that caters for all ages, abilities and the local community.

Pavilion will be redeveloped to include female friendly and accessible facilities for players, umpires and visitors.

Kitchen and kiosk will also be upgraded to provide modern, clean and safe facilities, and a large new multipurpose area will be developed that can be used for a wide range of training and events.

Funding is part of the Andrews Government’s commitment to sports and active recreation, and to encourage all Victorians to get out and get active.

Victorian Budget 2018/19 invested $241.6 Million in community sport, including more than $100 Million to improve facilities and access for women.

Minister Eren acknowledged project partner Moreland City Council which will be delivering the project alongside Sport and Recreation Victoria.


VFL                Victorian Football League