Work has officially begun on the $3.9 million Briggs Park redevelopment, which will attract many new members across a variety of sporting codes.
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale president Michelle Rich was joined by Member for the East Metropolitan region Matthew Swinbourn and Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries regional officer Leanne Peebles for the official sod-turning last week.
Stage one of the development is underway with completion earmarked for the second half of 2019.
The project will see repairs and improvements to aging drainage infrastructure, as well as the installation of new floodlights and facilities.
Ms Rich said the project would allow the park’s two ovals to be used year-round, therefore creating a facility capable of hosting much larger competitions and events.
“Briggs Park is an excellent facility, however drainage issues has meant that parts of the precinct are unsuitable for year-round use,” she said.
“Through this project, we are ensuring the park can be utilised to its full potential, giving local clubs the opportunity to keep expanding as more people call the shire home.”
Briggs Park is currently home to Byford Bushrangers Tee-Ball Club, Mundijong Centrals Junior Football Club and Serpentine Jarrahdale Cricket Club.