Listed below are expenditure figures taken directly from the past 8 budgets which focus on sporting facilities and equipment. As a comparison we also list the amounts assigned to drains and Local Area Traffic Management over this time. Please note that the definition of ‘drains’ according to council is: “Drains include drains in road reserves and sports grounds drainage and irrigation”. Hence when the budget, for example, cites $3m on ‘drains’, residents need to subtract the amount that is set aside for sporting grounds and ‘irrigation’ in order to ascertain the real figures being spent on ameliorating the potential for flooding in residential areas.

At first glance some of the figures presented below appear to be repeated (ie coach boxes). However, no location is provided for many of these apparent ‘duplicates’, and since the sums differ, we can only assume that more than one location is intended.

Some of the costings simply beggar belief as does the numbers of ‘cricket net’ and ‘cricket cover’ replacements. With an ageing population, and a fall in the numbers of residents partaking in ‘organised sport’, we have to seriously question whether the priorities of this council are in line with the majority of residents’ priorities.

Last, but not least, we have omitted many of the “set up” expenditures on GESAC which according to council accounted for more than $7 million.

2006/7 BUDGET

Bricker pavilion – $1.15 million

Implementation of the Joyce Park master-plan – $758,000

Cricket wicket replacement – $54,000

Caulfield Park pavillon/Cricket net Replacement/Car Park access $1,000,000

Sport Ground Lighting program – $327,000

Sport Ground drainage, irrigation & surface reshaping – $277,000

Cricket Net replacement program – $159,000

Sport Ground Drainage – Centenary Park – $124,000

Sport Ground Spoon Drain -King George VI – $57,000

Sport Ground Spoon drain – Koornang Park – $45,000

Replacement of deteriorated coaches boxes at sportgrounds – $36,000

Replacement of deteriorated coaches boxes at sportgrounds – $25,000

High Jump Mats (Junior & Senior) & Enclosure – $45,000

Tennis hit up wall replacement – $37,000

Replacement of Cricket wicket covers at Sportsgrounds – $30,000

Drains – $1.6m

LATM – $100,000

BUDGET 2007/8

Caulfield Park Pavilion – $4.63M

Tennis hit up wall – concrete floor replacement – $18,000

Redesign of new pavilion – $200,000

Synthetic wicket cover replacements – $5,000

Sportsground rolling lighting program – $365,000

Steel goalpost replacement – $25,000

Cricket net replacement program – $246,000

Caulfield Park cricket wicket relocation – $225,000

Players shelter – $25,000

Softball roof and reshaping of diamond – $40,000

Drainage – $3.3M

LATM – $50,000

BUDGET 2008/9

Caulfield Park pavilion – $605,000

Sportsground drainage – $500,000

Sportsground lighting – $305,000

Design works at Duncan McKinnon – $200,000

Duncan McKinnon drought tolerant system – $150,000

Cricket net replacement – $95,000

High jump enclosure modification – $25,000

Minor pavilion renewal works – $40,000

Cricket net replacement – $95,000

Sports Ground lighting rolling program – $305,000

Wicket soil replacement – Moorleigh – $25,000

Improve accessibility to sports fields – $6,000

Sports ground fencing – $14,500

Sports ground drainage – $500,000

Expansion of wicket tables – $20,000

Cricket wicket area remedial works – $28,000

Duncan McKinnon Master Plan – $70,000

Sports ground shelters – $70,000

Duncan McKinnon athletics track speaker system replacement – $5,000

Sports ground spoon drain – Moorleigh Reserve – $50,000

 Drains – $3m

LATM – $50,000

 

BUDGET 2009/10

Sports Grounds Lighting $175,000.

Sports Ground Drought Tolerant Grass – Spring – Centenary – Reserve No.1, Koornang Park, EE Gunn-Oval No.1 $1,234,000

Reconstruction• Sports Ground Drainage, Irrigation, Reshaping and Redesign $650,000;

Reconfiguration of Marlborough Reserve $75,000

Installation of Excluding Zone Fencing $80,000

Sports Ground Drought Tolerant Grass – Autumn – Victory Park  No.1, King George Reserve No.1  $542,000

Cricket Net Upgrades/Replacements Program – $132,000

Pavilion Renewal Upgrade Program – $700,000

Sports Ground Lighting Timing Switches – $15,000

Cricket Wicket Reconstruction, Replacement, Remedial Works – $112,000

Replacement of Soccer & Football Posts – $40,000

Sports Ground Drainage, Irrigation & Redesign – $60,000

Synthetic Covers for Cricket Wickets – $40,000

Athletics Track Line Marking & Maintenance – $50,000

Fitness Equipment Undersurfacing Works – $30,000

Half Costing Fencing Assistance Program – $50,000

Drains – $3m

LATM _ $100,000

 

BUDGET 2010/11 

Sport ground drought tolerant grasses rolling program – $1,305,000

Sports ground lighting rolling program – $150,000

Duncan McKinnon Pavilion Upgrade – $750,000

Crcket Net synthetic surface replacement program at Koornang Park – $15,000

Detail design and documention of master plan – Marlborough Reserve and Caulfield Park sports grounds 3 and 4 – $55,000

Sports ground shelter (EE Gunn Reserve) – $30,000

Reshaping and resurface of Diamond 3 at Bailey Reserve – $50,000

Synthetic covers for cricket wickets – $40,000

Drip irrigation – sports fields – $130,000 

Drains – $3m

LATM – $325,000

 

BUDGET 2011/12 

Sports Ground Drought Tolerant Grass  $1,435,000

Sports Grounds Upgrade $70,000

Pavilion Renewal Upgrade $5,500,000

Replace Coaches Boxes (EE Gunn Reserve) – $35,000

Replacement of Synthetic Cricket Wicket Surface – $50,000

Driveway for Tractor Access to Sports Field – $30,000

Upgrade of Athletic Track Throwers Cages, Shot Put Zone & Surrounding Surfaces – $70,000

Drains – $3,

LATM – $360,000

 

BUDGET 2012/13

Sports Ground Drought Tolerant Grass – $650,000

Sports Ground Lighting -$125,000

Pavilion Upgrade- Duncan Mackinnon – $1,085,000

Pavilion Upgrade (Design) – Centenary Park – $200,000

Installation of Synthetic Cricket Wicket Surface – $30,000

Packer Park Velodrome Upgrade – $160,000

Heating Systems Renewal within Pavilions – $48,000

 

Drains – $3.94m (Including $450,000 govt grant that has to be returned since the full project for Boyd Park was abandoned)

LATM – $200,000

 

BUDGET 13/14 

Sports ground drought tolerant grasses – Caulfield park (ovals 3 and 4) – $650,000

Sports ground lighting, Duncan Mackinnon Oval; Duncan Mackinnon Track – $160,000

Pavilion upgrade – Duncan Mackinnon – $2,150,000

Construction of new Pavilion – Centenary Park – $1,300,000

Replacement and installation of synthetic cricket wicket surfaces within practice nets – $15,000

Softball diamond fencing upgrade – $85,000

Public tennis court resurfacing – $50,000

Packer park velodrome track resurfacing – $85,000

Centre wicket protecting fencing – $14,000

Drainage of tennis courts – EE Gunn Reserve – $60,000

Sport ground safety fencing Oval 1 King George Reserve – $25,000

Drains – $3.5m

LATM – $200,000

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