We are upgrading the Rathmines Road Reserve pavilion, which is currently used for junior, senior and women’s football and cricket.

Status

Work commenced in 2021 on the renewal of the Rathmines Road Reserve Pavilion.

About the project

The Rathmines Road Reserve Pavilion is undergoing an internal refurbishment and external additions to renew the pavilion and help it meet the needs of the sporting clubs, and for increased junior and female sport participation.

The $2.2 million project budget includes a $280,000 Federal Department of Health grant secured by the local sporting clubs.

The existing building footprint will remain, with a 40sqm addition to the south end of the building, and a 4sqm addition to the east end of the building. The first floor level will provide a multipurpose community space, kitchen and amenities space, which is being increased to match the existing ground floor footprint.

The Rathmines Road Reserve Pavilion is subject to a heritage overlay. The results of a heritage review carried out a part of the planning application required the oval side (north elevation) to retain its original character.

Alterations to the south end of the pavilion are permitted, and Council’s Heritage Advisor has assessed the additions and alterations to the south end as appropriate and sympathetic to the heritage precinct.

Artist’s impression of the Rathmines Road Reserve Pavilion from the Rathmines Road Reserve oval. Features a new timber decking viewing area and new glazed sliding door opening to the multipurpose room.

Artist’s impression of the Rathmines Road Reserve Pavilion from the Rathmines Road Reserve oval.

 

Artist’s impression of the Rathmines Road Reserve Pavilion from Rathmines Road. Features matt black colourbond roof sheeting, black powdercoated steel panel edges, vertical timber slat system in spotted gum, new white paint finish to the existing weatherboards, new first aid room, new enclosed bin space, steel skirting-board in a lack powdercoat finish, new brick face facade, and all ground floor window with frosted glass, black powdercoated frames and edge panelling.

Artist’s impression of the Rathmines Road Reserve Pavilion from Rathmines Road.

Timeline 

When Stage Progress update
November to December 2020 Design Project designs finalised
June 2021 Construction Construction started
Late 2021 to early 2022 Completion Project expected to be complete

During construction

The existing pavilion, including the public toilet, will be closed and the construction zone will be fenced to ensure community safety.

Rathmines Road Reserve will remain accessible outside of the construction zone. Access to parking along Rathmines Road will also not be affected by the works.

Temporary facilities, including change rooms and amenities, will also be provided to the impacted sporting clubs and these will be located within the adjoining Sir William Angliss Reserve.

More information

For more information about the works please contact:

Luke Casey, Team Leader Sport Operations on 9278 4857 or at [email protected]

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