Michael Sukkar MP

Federal Member for Deakin.
Minister for Housing & Assistant Treasurer.
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A New Pavilion for Heatherdale Reserve

  • $2 million in federal funding to support the construction of a new pavilion at Heatherdale Reserve.
  • The new pavilion will be used by the Heatherdale Cricket Club, Heathmont Jets Junior Football Club and Mitcham Eagles Junior Football Club.

Federal Member for Deakin, Michael Sukkar, has announced that the Federal Government will provide $2 million towards the construction of a new pavilion at Heatherdale Reserve.

Mr Sukkar thanked the Heatherdale Pavilion Action Group for their tireless advocacy for these much-needed facilities in support of the local sporting community.

“The new pavilion will provide much-needed change rooms to accommodate the growing girls competition, including the cricket club’s first senior women’s team in 2019/20. The pavilion will also include a large function space that will ensure all members and guests can remain warm and dry during the winter season”, Mr Sukkar said.

“The ground is also home to the Heathmont Jets Junior Football Club and the Mitcham Eagles Junior Football Club – two of the largest junior football clubs in the Eastern Football League.  Together, they have a combined membership stretching across the breadth of the Deakin electorate”.

Andrew Grealy, President of the Heatherdale Cricket Club, said that the announcement gives the clubs members great hope and excitement for the future.

“Heatherdale Cricket Club has a proud and rich history of providing avenues for growth, friendship and enjoyment for its members through the prism of sport. This announcement will mean our members will be able to use some of the best facilities in the area”, Mr Grealy said.

Joanne Hart-Parker, President of the Heathmont Jets Junior Football Club, said today was a great announcement that will go a long way to bring to fruition the much-needed updating of our facilities.

“This announcement means that our club now has the certainty we need to plan for the future and continue to grow with confidence knowing that we have the facilities to meet the growing demand in our area”, Ms Hart-Parker said.