It is that time of year when sports fields across the city begin to fill with footballers, netballers, baseballers, hockey players, and many other weekend athletes.
Winter is the peak season for team sports and our sportsgrounds take a beating during the cooler months as thousands of pairs of feet run, jump and slide across them each Saturday and Sunday. Council owns or manages most of the sportsgrounds across the city, so is largely responsible for their upkeep. Clubs and associations also make valuable contributions through fundraising. Council adopted a five-year Sports Facility Strategy in 2015 to help identify and prioritise sporting needs and ensure a systematic approach to the way we upgrade fields and create new facilities. Council has or is undertaking more than $5 million in upgrades this financial year to a dozen sporting facilities in the city.
We celebrate Anzac Day next week and there are many locations across our City where residents can come together as a community and say thank you to the men and women who have, and continue, to safeguard our country and way of life.
I will be spending Anzac Day at the dawn service at Speers Point Cenotaph, followed by the morning service at Anzac Park, Teralba, then the Toronto march and service at Goffet Park.
For more information on Anzac Day services visit: lakemac.com.au