Michael Sukkar MP

Federal Member for Deakin.
Minister for Housing & Assistant Treasurer.
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New Throwing Cages Now Open at Proclamation Park

  • The new throwing cages at Proclamation Park, Ringwood, are now open
  • The new throwing cages complete the massive $2.86m overhaul of the AC Robertson Field
  • The Federal Government contributed $15,000, Maroondah City Council allocated $60,000 and the athletics club invested $8,000

Michael Sukkar, Federal Member for Deakin, has launched the new throwing cages at AC Robertson Field in Proclamation Park, Ringwood, alongside Maroondah City Council and the Ringwood Athletics Club.

Mr Sukkar said that the new throwing cages complete the $2.86m overhaul to the athletic park.

“The old throwing cages no longer met the International Association of Athletics Federation’s standards”, Mr Sukkar said.

“Now that the upgrade is complete, the new cages comply with the federation’s standards, meaning AC Robertson Field will be the premier athletics track in the Eastern suburbs.

President of the Ringwood Athletics Club, Charles Hogarth, said that the field is home to the Ringwood Athletics Club and the Ringwood Little Athletics Centre, and is also open to anyone in the community to use and can cater for a number of different sporting disciplines.

“We’re all looking forward to now being able to use the new throwing cages – we can’t thank Michael enough for his efforts in lobbying the Council to get this project over the line and for stumping up the remainder of the funding.”