MELVILLE council has approved a $6.7 million makeover for Shirley Strickland Reserve.
The final concept plan for the site includes a brand new pavilion in the place of the existing one and a slight expansion to one of the rectangular playing fields to accommodate a new 50m cricket wicket.
The existing field lighting and parking facilities will both be upgraded and new picnic and playground equipment installed.
Councillor Nicholas Pazolli questioned the cost of the project, warning sporting groups and residents living near other reserves may expect similar treatment in coming years.
He also said a brand new pavilion, rather than a refurbishment of the existing facilities, could place an unnecessary strain on the City’s asset gap in future.