City of Melville to bring forward $850,000 funding for Shirley Strickland Reserve upgrades

City of Melville to bring forward $850,000 funding for Shirley Strickland Reserve upgrades

CITY of Melville will bring forward close to $850,000 in funding for the revamp of Shirley Strickland Reserve.

Councillors voted unanimously last Tuesday night to draw $843,000 from the City’s 2017-18 Community Facilities Reserve to commence the detailed design process and to progress the tender for the upgrade of flood lights.

$543,000 of that has been allocated to upgrade and install new lights, highlighted as a need in the concept plan.

The remaining $300,000 will be spent on detailed design and construction preparation.

The $6.7 million redevelopment, which will be largely funded in 2018-19, includes a new pavilion, new picnic and playground facilities, a fitness path, an expansion of the lower rectangular field to accommodate a new cricket wicket and parking upgrades.