Lismore News – New shipping container amenities opened at Mortimer Field
A modern and flood-ready new amenities block at Mortimer Field was opened on Wednesday, 26 June by Lismore’s Deputy Mayor Elly Bird.
The new amenities block is made from four 12-metre shipping containers and can be easily cleaned following any large flood event. It features a new canteen, two large changerooms containing two showers and two toilets in each, a wheelchair-accessible toilet, and three storage units.
The project also included erecting a large shade structure and concrete patio, landscaping of the surrounds, and constructing a pathway running from Brewster Street to the carpark along Uralba Street.
Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith thanked the NSW Government for funding community infrastructure that encouraged people to live active and healthy lifestyles.
“This is another important and much-needed upgrade for our city,” Isaac said.
“In the last two years we have seen unprecedented investment in developing and upgrading our sports facilities from both state and federal levels, which is fantastic as we are proudly the regional sporting centre of the Northern Rivers.
“Excellent sporting facilities encourage people in our community to get involved with their local sports team and be active. Sport is great for mental and physical fitness, and it’s also an important way to bring communities and families together.
“Although Mortimer Field is the home ground for the Lismore Swans Junior AFL Club and is shared between local cricket clubs, these new facilities are available for hire by the whole community.”
The new facility replaces the old brick building located adjacent to the caravan park on Dawson Street.
“There may be some life left in the old building yet,” Isaac said.
“Investigations are underway as to what function this older building may serve in the future.”
Image: Lismore’s Deputy Mayor Elly Bird and Lismore Junior AFL Club first-year member Neva Smith, 9, with Lismore City Council staff, and local AFL and cricket players, friends and supporters at the opening of the new amenities block.