New sports pavilion on track for Albert Park
Wednesday 2 March, 2022
Local football, cricket, soccer, rugby and ultimate frisbee clubs can look forward to a real home ground advantage in 2022 and beyond with works commencing on a new pavilion at Albert Park’s Oval One.
Member for Albert Park Martin Foley officially turned the first sod this week to kickstart the works on the site.
Home to the Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre and several grassroots sports competitions, Albert Park is one of Melbourne's favourite sporting and recreational parks.
The new pavilion will feature four changerooms, two umpires’ rooms, kitchen/ kiosk, community space, gym/ massage spaces, a covered deck, all abilities access, and comes with connecting paths and landscaping to link with other facilities within the park.
The Albert Park Pavilion will be constructed from pre-fabricated modular buildings and materials developed offsite to minimise disruption to local residents and park users with a shorter on-site build time.
Once complete, the new building will provide the perfect place for local sporting clubs and neighbouring St Kilda Park Primary School to host training and development as well as local competition.
The pavilion project is expected to directly generate 24 jobs. The pavilion is expected to be completed by mid-2022.
This project has been made possible thanks to the Victorian Government’s $21.35 million Opportunities in Victorian Parks initiative.
The Opportunities in Victorian Parks initiative is also investing in sport and recreation infrastructure across four other sites in metropolitan Melbourne including Yarra Bend Park (Fairfield), Olinda Recreation Reserve (Olinda), Jells Park (Wheelers Hill) and Ryan’s Reserve (Richmond).
This initiative also supports the Victorian Government’s ongoing work with the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, Parks Victoria and user groups including the local sports clubs who use Albert Park to minimise the impact of events like the Grand Prix on club grounds and their players who use the fields all year round.