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Healthy, Happy and Safe Community Spaces

Installation of heating and cooling at Newtown Stadium

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Shona

Project partner: YMCA Geelong Inc

Region

Barwon

Budget

$200,000.00

Votes

289 votes received

38 years ago a team of volunteers converted the Campbell Cash and Carry building in Riversdale Road, Newtown into a recreation space for Basketball, Gymnastics, Judo and Netball. Today more than 1200 people per week feel they belong to a community that fosters health, happiness and safety.
Since the original repurposing of the building as a community asset, there has been a need to retro-fit the facility to cope with the climatic conditions. With no heating or cooling there are significant limitations to delivering to the community needs and expectations.

The need for the heating and cooling project has been driven by the club members.
YMCA Geelong Gymnastics & Basketball Clubs and South Side Netball Association are the largest users of the facility. The Gymnastics Club is now that largest regional club in Victoria with 1400 members. Gymnasts train from 6-32 hours per week and in weather conditions that are in increasing extreme cold or heat.
The funds for this project would directly impact the community and provide a healthy, happy and safe environment for the community throughout all weather conditions.

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Shona

Project partner: YMCA Geelong Inc

Region

Barwon

Budget

$200,000.00

Votes

289 votes received

Comments

Comments closed

Netty A

24 Aug 2018

Have voted, this would be an amazing upgrade and an advantage to help and encourage families to have quality experiences in a more comfortable environment.

cowboy

23 Aug 2018

Have voted.
This is really needed within this facility. Parents find it really hard to stay and watch their child due to the extreme conditions in this facility. This would benefit all kids and parents alike.

loebr

20 Aug 2018

We need this please...

whodgk

20 Aug 2018

Have voted.
This is really needed within this facility. Parents find it really hard to stay and watch their child due to the extreme conditions in this facility. This would benefit all kids and parents alike.

Elisedavid

18 Aug 2018

This facility needs this!!!

Elisha83

17 Aug 2018

Let’s get this done! This would improve the centres immensely

Amy

17 Aug 2018

Let's do this!!!!

Tara from Lara

17 Aug 2018

We need to do all we can to encourage people, especially the youth which or our future, to be active. A comfortable training environment will assist in getting people moving, reducing obesity, encouraging positive behaviors and improving mental well-being.

LynneH

17 Aug 2018

Lets get this done. This would make the facility so much better for all that use it

SuzeM

14 Aug 2018

YMCA Geelong is such an instrumental and crucial facilitator of programs for our community for people of all ages and abilities. Get on board to ensure the facility can be operated through our extreme conditions. Took me 2 min to vote. Go YMCA!!!

Wei

14 Aug 2018

Many kids will benefit with nice environment to enjoy physical activities which is what they really need in this digital world. Excise, fun and a chance to make some life long friends.
Nothing worth more then assist kids growing in all areas, not just physical well being.

Karen

13 Aug 2018

I have been with the YMCA for 18 year as a parent and a coach. I have experienced the extreme heat where classes have been canceled because it is to hot in the stadium.. It can get rather cold in winter and l often wonder if the athletes are warm enough. My biggest dream after all these year would be heating and cooling. Please vote for us.

Zajahasa

13 Aug 2018

How wonderful to be shortlisted for a chance to update the centre with heating and cooling. So disappointing that familes are at times unable to attend due to extreme heat or cold temperatures in the centre.
Now to be given the opportunity to be able to maintain a consistent temp for all of our families would would mean no more disappointed kids ..Good Luck Ymca 😀...

Project Owner

Shona Eland

13 Aug 2018

How to Vote
Healthy, Happy and Safe Community Spaces-Installation of heating and cooling at YMCA Newtown Stadium Gymnastics and Basketball Halls
Who can vote-
• Be a Victorian resident
• Be aged 16 and over
• Register for account on the Pick My Project website.
How to Vote-
All Victorian residents will need to create an account in order to submit their votes for Pick My Project.
Step 1– REGISTER an account with Pick My Project https://pickmyproject.vic.gov.au/ Click on REGISTER (top right hand corner of the web page)
Enter details, add an active email address and mobile number – a verification link will be sent to this email/mobile.
Step 2- VOTE
Search “Healthy, Happy and Safe Community Spaces”

Click on Shortlist

You need to select THREE projects in order to register a vote for the YMCA project.

Please select projects in other local government areas outside the City of Greater Geelong as our region includes 5 local government areas and in order to increase our chances no more that 50% votes can be in one area.
Once you have selected THREE PROJECT Press VOTE

A code will be sent to your mobile phone for verification.
Input the code and submit your Vote.

We truly appreciate your support and here’s hoping we get the long await heating and cooling in our facility.

Joanne L

13 Aug 2018

Yes please 👍

L&S A

13 Aug 2018

Great project - good luck!!!

Melissa

13 Aug 2018

Yes please.

MS

13 Aug 2018

Great project that would benefit the greater community for all that use the facility.

SJ

13 Aug 2018

Hi. This is a fabulous idea. My daughter is absolutely freezing every week when she goes to gymnastics. This will make it so much more comfortable for her and all the other children and adults who attend this farcility. I have registered. How do I vote please?

SJ > SJ

13 Aug 2018

Voted thanks :)

Teach 20

13 Aug 2018

This project would benefit so many people in the community.

Project Owner

Shona Eland

13 Aug 2018

Thanks Helen, time to rally the troops :)

HELEN

13 Aug 2018

Everyone vote for the YMCA a very valuable organisation for lots of people.