The sports facilities at Victoria Road Reserve have received a much-needed upgrade.

New safety fencing will be installed in the second half of 2024 before the cricket season starts in October. 

About the project 

The oval is due to reopen in June 2024 with the following improvements: 

  • a new drainage and irrigation system
  • installation of sand profile and turf 
  • new AFL goal posts and onsite goal post storage
  • new oval perimeter fencing 
  • cricket nets increased to 4 lanes with some of the synthetic run-ups moved off the sportsground
  • removal of 2 trees and 3 trees planted to replace them 
  • new environmentally-friendly LED lights
  • a new synthetic cricket pitch. 

These upgrades follow the recent renewal of the Victoria Road Reserve pavilion. Together they provide a high-quality sportsground for everyone to enjoy. 

Safety fencing update 

New safety fencing will be reinstated before the cricket season starts in October 2024. 

We’ll be reinstating safety fencing outside the oval perimeter in previous locations:

  • in front of the playground
  • on the south boundary
  • in the west AFL goals area. 

The reserve will stay open except for the immediate area around these works.  


These upgrades were originally expected to start in September 2022. Due to unseasonal weather conditions, the project start date was delayed until September 2023.

February 2022    Detailed design commenced
September 2023   Construction commenced
May/June 2024

Oval reconstruction completed

Sports facilities upgrade completed

Late 2024  New safety fencing will be installed

More information

For more information about this project, please contact the Turf Management or Sport and Recreation team on (03) 9278 4444 or [email protected]

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