The new approximately $3.1m modern community sporting facility will provide the growing Honeywood community with a fantastic amenity for sport clubs, community groups and hireable spaces.
Not only will the local community benefit from a brand-new facility, they will also realise benefits, such as a new and improved accessible footpath along Litoria Drive to the park, an eco-pathway through the carpark to provide safe routes for local quenda populations, additional carparking bays, and public toilet access (during daylight hours) for casual playground and park users.
Mayor Carol Adams said that the City had been planning the development of the Honeywood Clubroom on Honeywood Oval for a number of years, as part of its Community Infrastructure Plan to meet current and future community needs, locally and City-wide.
“The Honeywood Clubroom is the result of extensive community consultation and, based on the usage requirements of the local community, once complete will provide a modern hirable venue for local community groups for community events and initiatives.”
“During the construction phase of the project there will obviously be an impact to the Honeywood Primary School, Honeywood Markets and local residents.”
“The City is currently working with the contractors, the school and market organisers, to ensure a safe and viable plan is reached and any disturbances are minimised, however, we appreciate the patience and understanding of the local community during this phase,” she said.
While the construction area will be fenced off the playground and oval will continue to be available for use in the meantime. The temporary carpark and vacant lot will both form part of the construction site as well.
Construction is estimated to continue until mid-2022.