About the project 

The sports facilities at Victoria Road Reserve are dated and require a much-needed upgrade. 

Works will include: 

  • Oval reconstruction including a new drainage and irrigation system, installation of sand profile, turf, new AFL goals (including onsite goal post storage), new oval perimeter fencing and new player benches with synthetic pads installed on the turf to prevent wear and tear in a high use area.
  • Increasing cricket practice nets from three lanes to four lanes (partially funded by a $30,000 Australian Government Grant). These nets will move slightly to the north west and the current path will be realigned to facilitate this. This will take the synthetic run-ups off the sportsground to improve the playability for sporting clubs and maintenance regimes. Two trees will be removed and three new trees will be planted. 
  • Removing the existing four sportsground lights and replacing them with four new, environmentally friendly LED sportsground lights (indictive locations of poles are on included image). These are black powder coated poles 30 metres in height. 
  • Installing new safety fencing to protect the playground, south boundary and west AFL goals.
  • Installing a new synthetic cricket pitch and surrounds with the pitch moving slightly to the west.
  • Installing a new electronic scoreboard on the northern side of the oval (subject to club funding).

The location and species of the new trees are still being determined. We'll provide more information when the species and locations are confirmed.

These upgrades will complement the recent renewal of the Victoria Road Reserve pavilion, and will provide a high-quality sportsground for our community. 

The budget for this project is approximately $1.7 million.

Timeline

When Stage
February 2022 Detailed design commences
September 2022 Construction commences
April 2023 Construction expected to be completed

During construction

There will be no access to the sportsground during construction. This webpage will be updated with any intermittent closures of other areas surrounding the sportsground.

We are working with local sports clubs and community groups who use the sportsground to find alternative solutions and ensure there is minimal disruption to their activities.

More information

For more information about this project, please contact Tom Scanlan, Planning and Facility Development Coordinator on (03) 9278 4444 or [email protected]


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