Fundraising Goal: $4,000,000
The FCRPMC organisation coordinates the development, maintenance and use of the Freeling town recreation park on behalf of the residents of its districts, local sporting clubs and facility hirers. The park provides places for passive activities, playing and training facilities for competitive sports.
The Association’s objectives are to provide for the promotion and development of civic, sporting and recreational purposes in a safe, attractive and family friendly environment for cultural and community benefit.
Development of the proposed multi-purpose facility would lead to increased usage of the park by bringing a significant competitive sport (basketball) back to the site. Sporting clubs currently using the site include Australian Rules football, netball, tennis, table-tennis, cricket, and basketball (training only) which have their respective volunteers and supporter bases.
Fundraising activities are left to the individual members clubs under normal circumstances. However, following the wider community devastation caused by the State significant Pinery Bushfire event in November 2015, in this instance the FCRPMC is coordinating the community wide rebuilding project.
The project will offer improved a range of benefits to the multiple users of the park. Part of the development plan is to demolish existing football club change rooms which currently are sited within the footprint of the proposed new facility. The new facility will offer not only new male (home and away) and female change rooms, but facilities for officials and umpires, child minding, canteen/kitchen, indoor court, gym, storage and multi-purpose/meeting rooms.