New facilities on the way for McKenna Park
Published on 03 March 2020
Burnie City Council has welcomed the announcement of $64,320 from the State Government towards a new Junior Soccer facility at McKenna Park.
Burnie City Council Mayor Steve Kons said “this project would enable the development of change facilities for the 150 registered children involved in the Western Schools Soccer Association junior soccer program every Saturday morning.
“The Western Schools Soccer Association provides Junior Football for the greater Burnie, Somerset and Wynyard regions, for players between 6 and 12yrs old. Junior soccer is a very popular program, but until now there have been no dedicated facilities at McKenna Park”.
Member for Montgomery Leonie Hiscutt MLC said "children being involved in sport establishes lifelong healthy habits; improves physical and mental health; and fosters teamwork and social skills.
“The Tasmanian Government is committed to making sure more Tasmanians can participate in sport and I’m pleased we are able to work with the Burnie City Council in building these facilities to support our children to be active and have fun.”
This Project will include change areas, toilet facilities and an undercover area for spectators.
The total project is expected to cost $350,000. Council will be providing funding of $285,680 towards the project.
Work is expected to commence around October this year with the new facility ready for the start of the 2021 junior soccer season.