MacPherson Park Redevelopment

  • Project value$12.3M

The redevelopment of MacPherson Park stems from a November 2017 Future Directions Master PlanEstablished in the mid 1970’s, MacPherson Park is City of Melton’s principal recreational reserve, servicing clubs and teams from the local and broader region. The reserve is 98 hectares in size and is located 6.9 kilometres north of the Melton Township, on Coburns Road, Toolern Vale (Melways Ref – 330 H8). The site is located outside of the Melbourne Urban Growth Boundary and is surrounded by rural development, with the closest residential development located almost two kilometres to the south.

 MacPherson Park has historically been well utilised by a range of sport and recreational groups over the years. Groups currently in residence are:

  • Melton Football Club (AFL)
  • Melton Cricket Club
  • Melton Greyhound Racing Club
  • Melton Rugby Union Football Club
  • Melton Rugby League Club
  • Melton Racing Pigeon Club
  • Melton & District Adult Riding Club
  • Melton & District Pony Club
  • Warranooke Riding Club
  • Friends of Melton Equestrian Park
  • Melton Phoenix Soccer Club
  • Melton Wolves Gridiron Club
  • Melton Dog Obedience Club
  • North Western Titans Baseball Club
  • Victorian Blokart Association

Stage 2

Stage 2 has begun and work will include:

  • Realignment and shaping of Oval 2 including access and park
  • Construction of new Multipurpose Soccer Pavilion
  • Design of third rectangle Pitch (Rugby and Gridiron)

Stage 1

Works commenced in January 2019 and were completed in June 2020.

 The scope of works for Stage 1 included: 

  • Two story (1068m2 GFA) sports pavilion for football, cricket and netball
  • Establish services infrastructure including
    • Power services upgrade
    • Sewer upgrade
    • Rainwater harvesting
    • PV Cells
    • Conduits for future communications
    • New Septic System (via nominated sub-contractor)
  • New bitumen carpark servicing new pavilion
  • New multi-purpose synthetic oval with 100 lux metal halide lighting
  • New netball court with 100 lux metal halide lighting
  • 1/3 size training netball court
  • Sheds to accommodate cricket storage and Pigeon Club
  • New netball shelter and relocate existing shelter
  • Landscaping including:
    • Standard and exposed aggregate concrete paving
    • Asphalt
    • Hard wearing turf
    • Hydro-seeding
    • Granitic gravel
    • Mulch garden beds
    • Trees, Plants
    • Seating, Bike Hoops
  • Site Preparation elements including:
    • Demolition of part of existing entry road and make good
    • Demolition of existing caretakers cottage including sheds/tanks
    • Demolition of existing cricket sheds and cricket nets
    • Removal of mounding to make way for the pavilion

The Stage 1 project is a $12.3M project which will revitalise the eastern aspect of MacPherson Park and deliver part of the Future Directions Master Plan. External funding of $2M is being provided by the Victorian State Government through the Growing Suburbs Fund and $100,000 from AFL Victoria towards the costs. 


 MacPherson Park Recreation Reserve Soccer Pavilion COVIDSafe Checklist(PDF, 65KB)

MacPherson Park Recreation Reserve Stage One opening COVIDSafe Checklist(PDF, 67KB)





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