Bushfield has outgrown its recreation reserve facilities which is in need of an upgrade, Warrnambool City Council has been told.
In her submission to the city's proposed budget, Kim Wines addressed councillors on Monday night about how the community hub that serviced the growing Bushfield and Woodford area had deteriorated over the years.
"There was an instance a couple of weeks ago where we had (football) players that couldn't even have a hot shower after the game," she said.
"They're walking into the rooms covered in mud because they can't even have a hot shower."
Ms Wines told the council she was just using her voice to start the conversation about getting some work happening out there, and seeking support for creating a vision for the future of the facility over next five to 10 years.
"There's huge potential for this facility. I'm envisioning a great community hub," she said.
Ms Wines said she would like to see it upgraded to a standard that matched facilities at Davidson Oval and South Rovers.
She said they were not after a "huge payout of money" from the council for a redevelopment, they just wanted some upgrades and to flag the need to work with the council on a vision for the future to showcase the facility.
The facility, which also has a playground, is used by the school, CFA, North Warrnambool Eels Cricket Club, North Warrnambool Eagles Football Netball Club and the wider community.
Ms Wines said volunteers had put in lots of hours to upgrade the facilities - fixing lights that had fallen down, watering the grounds over summer, installing heating and painting.
She said there was huge potential in the rapidly expanding community, and it was time to look at the bigger picture.
"We've got to make the club inclusive with young females with football and cricket," she said.
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"When they go into the changerooms they've got this huge 1.5-metre urinal staring at them and if I had a young daughter wanting to play cricket or football, that would be quite intimidating as well."
She said that on weekend there was about 1000 people using the facilities but there were just two toilets.
"We have to erect permanent structure marquees out the front, which the club has to pay for, just for people to sit under," she said.
"We've got elderly people who have to get out of their cars in the freezing cold because there's no where to park."
When they host sports dinners on a Thursday night, it is too small to cater for everyone with children often having to eat outside.
"We just don't have the room," she said.
"Because of the growing area we've just outgrown it.
"It's a little bit embarrassing. You get quite upset when you pour your heart and soul into something and things like toilets don't work and showers don't work," she said.
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