The community centre underwent substantial changes, now providing an access ramp, improved change rooms and playground area as well as extensive earthworks and replacement of the irrigation system.
Tuart Hill Cricket Club president Phil Goodwin said he was extremely happy with the new facilities, adding he believed it would attract another crop of young cricketers to the club.
‘We feel that the new facilities will result in bringing young cricketers to our club and help it grow, but it also has the added benefit of getting the community involved in all sorts of recreational activities, which is a great thing,’ Mr Goodwin said.
‘Tuart Hill Cricket Club have had Grenville Reserve as a home ground since 1978 and it’s always been a great place to play; however the old facilities were getting a bit dated in recent years and an upgrade was definitely needed. The new facilities look stunning, and we appreciate the council undertaking the project.’
City of Stirling Mayor Giovanni Italiano said he was happy to see the new centre open, which will now provide opportunity for new sports and activities to run out of it.
‘Activities like yoga and bridge can now also be accommodated in the community centre as well as use of meeting rooms and function rooms.
The State Government contributed $402,000 from the Community Sport and Recreation Facilities Fund.
Mr Goodwin thanked the City of Stirling and the State Government for the new club.
‘Would like to thank everyone who was involved in the renovations and hope that local support for Tuart Hill Cricket Club will continue to grow for many years to come,’ he said.