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Work Starts On Montomorency Secondary College Sports Staium

Students at Montmorency Secondary College are a step closer to getting the facilities they need for a great start in life, with an architect appointed to design the school’s exciting new sports stadium.

Member for Eltham, Vicki Ward today announced that Sean Godsell Architects has been appointed to design the school’s $16 million upgrade.

The upgrade will see the existing two court stadium expanded to a five court stadium.

The Andrews Labor Government has invested $5.6 billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades, supporting over 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.

With the strong growth in basketball – the Eltham Wildcats alone have over 5,000 players, new facilities are dearly needed.

Montmorency Secondary College has already had a $14 million rebuild and recently completed a refurbishment. 

Quotes attributable to Member for Eltham, Vicki Ward

“Finding space to build much needed new basketball courts has been a challenge. Having these courts built at Monty will be fantastic.”

Quotes attributable to Allen Robinson, principal of Montmorency Secondary College:

“In relation to the new $16.1m Basketball Stadium redevelopment at Montmorency Secondary College we can announce that the architects for the project have now been appointed and they are, Sean Godsell Architects.  The start-up planning process will now commence immediately.”

Quotes attributable to Greg Jeffers, CEO of Eltham Wildcats:

“The Wildcats highly value a strong relationship with the Education Department and the local schools themselves. The facility expansion at Montmorency SC will go a long way toward catering to the needs of the basketball community; but will provide Montmorency SC with the best indoor sports facility in Victoria on Education Department land. The investment made by the Victorian Government on this project will be used by males and females of all ages and reap benefits to the school and the community for decades to come.”

Vicki Ward