Students at Collingwood College are a step closer to getting new state-of-the-art sports facilities thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, with construction on a new sports stadium now underway.

Member for Richmond Richard Wynne today turned the sod on the $8.3 million project to upgrade and deliver a new local sports stadium in Collingwood.

Students will soon enjoy sports and recreation in a multi-purpose indoor sports centre featuring three competition grade courts, to be completed in mid-2019.

The redevelopment will provide additional indoor space for physical education classes, sport, assemblies and other school-related activities.

Collingwood Basketball Association will also have access to the courts on weekday evenings and weekends.

The school will have access during school hours, while Collingwood Basketball Association will use the courts on weekday evenings and weekends.

The Centre has been designed by Smith & Tracey Architects, and will be built by Hutchinson Builders.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so every community can access a great local school where students are supported to achieve their best.

Quotes attributable to Member for Richmond Richard Wynne

“These new facilities will help Collingwood College meet the needs of the local growing population and ensure every Victorian child has access to new courts and a great quality education.”

“Everybody here – the local students, families and communities – will soon have access to first-class sporting facilities they can be proud of.”

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