New sports pavilion gets kickstart

Published on 04 June 2021

Aerial of Melton Recreation Reserve

Melton Recreation Reserve will be enhanced with a new multipurpose community sport pavilion that is set to be complete by the end of next year.

This week, the Victorian Government announced that the $3.3 million Melton City Council project was among several funded through the 2020-21 Community Sports Infrastructure Loans Scheme.

The pavilion redevelopment will service football, cricket and netball use at the reserve and will be located along the northern wing of the oval in a more centralised location with optimal viewing of the sportsground.

The building will replace the existing pavilion and will include female friendly change rooms, umpires rooms, community social space, meeting room, kitchen, and kiosk.

City of Melton Mayor Cr Kathy Majdlik said the low-cost loan had enabled Council to bring the much-needed upgrade forward in its capital works program.

“This is a project Council was eager to deliver and to be able to fast track it with this generous support from the State Government is a fantastic outcome,” Cr Majdlik said.

“It not only means that we can complete this facility sooner and minimise costs, it also means we can support jobs and the local economy with another key development project.

“The new pavilion has been designed to meet the needs of current and future user groups with a particular focus on creating a welcoming facility for everyone.

“Facilities like this make a major difference in providing opportunities for more women and juniors to play sport, and for clubs and community groups to continue to grow.”

Works on the Melton Recreation Reserve pavilion redevelopment are expected to begin late 2021 and be complete by late 2022.