Contractor appointed for Mullum Mullum Stadium

Manningham Council has appointed contractor Commercial Industrial Construction Group (CICG) Pty Ltd to construct the new $19.6 million Mullum Mullum Stadium at Mullum Mullum Reserve in Donvale.

The state of the art, new regional facility will cater for a wide range of sports including basketball, netball badminton, table tennis, volleyball, and is anticipated that more than 200,000 people will use the stadium each year.

Construction is set to commence in September on the multi-use stadium, which is expected to open its doors in the first half of 2018.

Manningham Mayor Cr Paul McLeish said the new stadium will offer broad ranging benefits to the Manningham community and the eastern region.

“With five courts, seating for up to 500 spectators, a cafe and club administration facilities, the new stadium will be one of the premier sporting facilities in the eastern region.”

“While the new stadium will go a long way to address the shortage of sports courts in Manningham, equally important is the long term investment by Council in the health and sporting future of our community,” he said.

Earlier this year, the Victorian Government announced a $650,000 contribution to the new stadium.

In announcing the grant, Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane, said; “Everyone loves their sport in Manningham and this fabulous project will mean participants of all abilities will be able to strut their stuff at a facility they can be proud of.”

Cr McLeish said Council is also actively seeking $2 million in grant funding from the Commonwealth.

"We have an outstanding project of regional significance in Mullum Mullum Stadium and we call on the Commonwealth Government to also show support by making a financial commitment to this premium sporting facility.”

The successful tenderer, CICG demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the scope of the project and a strong willingness to work co-operatively with Council in its delivery. CICG has completed projects similar in nature across Victoria.

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