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

Status

Construction commenced in June 2021 and was completed in April 2022. The pavilion was officially opened by Mayor of Boroondara, Councillor Jane Addis, and Ward Councillor Felicity Sinfield on Saturday 23 July 2022.

About the project

The Rathmines Reserve Pavilion underwent an internal refurbishment as well as external additions. The renewed pavilion will help to meet the needs of the sporting clubs and support increased junior and female sport participation.

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

The existing building footprint remained, with a 40 sqm addition to the south end of the building, and a 4 sqm addition to the east end of the building. The first-floor level provides a multi-purpose community space, kitchen, and amenities space, which has been increased to match the existing ground floor footprint.

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

Alterations to the south end of the pavilion were carried out, and Council’s Heritage Advisor 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
April 2022 Completion Complete

More information

For more information about the works, please contact:

Luke Casey, Operations Coordinator – Sport and Recreation on (03) 9278 4857 or at [email protected]

 


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