Game ready: New courts open for family fun this weekend

Published on 23 May 2019

Local families are invited to test out Caroline Springs’ bright new sports courts next Saturday 1 June, at a public celebration of the leisure centre’s major redevelopment.

The Caroline Springs Town Centre Sports Precinct Family Fun Day will give City of Melton residents the chance to play ball on any of the 15 new courts built in the state-of-the-art transformation.

City of Melton Mayor, Cr Bob Turner encouraged local sportspeople and the wider community to join in next Saturday’s celebrations and view the updated precinct.

“CS Town Centre Sports Precinct has transformed into one of the most impressive sporting precincts in Melbourne’s west. It will be a highlight to see local residents make full use of this wonderful asset,” Cr Turner said.

“This event is a great chance to experience the full scale of the exciting, new look precinct for yourself, meet our sporting communities and make an energetic start to your weekend.

“The redevelopment will create many new opportunities for residents to get active playing the sports they love, and I hope it will inspire more people to try a new sport.”

The upgraded sports precinct includes two additional indoor highball courts; a regional tennis facility consisting of 12 outdoor tennis courts with lighting; change rooms, first aid room, function room, and commercial kitchen; one outdoor netball court; three outdoor basketball hoops; and casual use space.

Next Saturday, residents can try tennis, shoot some hoops or watch local footy at the city’s renewed sports precinct. There will be kids’ activities, face painting, entertainment for all, sausage sizzle, and a coffee van.

The $11.8 million redevelopment of the precinct was largely funded by Melton City Council with a generous $2.5 million contribution from the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund towards the new indoor courts, and a $50,000 contribution from Tennis Australia’s National Court Rebate Program.

Event details

Date: Saturday 1 June, 2019

Time: 10am – 12pm

Location: Caroline Springs Leisure Centre, 9-19 The Parade, Caroline Springs