How are we funding this project?
Council is investing $4 million to renew the pavilion at Donald MacDonald Reserve.
What will the upgraded building include?
We are delivering an environmentally conscious building that reflects the changing needs of community sport. The new pavilion will support players of all genders and abilities and provides shelter for spectators.
Key elements will include:
- Accessible and gender inclusive changerooms and umpire facilities
- Public toilet.
- A new community space and increased storage facilities.
- Improved sustainability features including solar panels on the roof, water-heating systems, and electrical appliances to remove use of natural gas, water tanks and sensor lighting throughout the building.
How will the construction affect the park?
During the works access will be unavailable to the carpark, playground, skate park, basketball half court and BBQ throughout the construction period.
This area will remain fenced until early 2022 when construction is anticipated to be completed.
Community members will still be able to use Donald MacDonald Reserve sportsground with pedestrian entry available via Stawell Street.
While works are underway, where can I find my closest playground and skate park?
The closest playground is located at Beaumaris Community Centre, Reserve Road Beaumaris.
A skate Park is located at Peterson Reserve, Highett Road, Hampton East.
Is there any impact on trees?
The planning of this pavilion carefully managed the protection of vegetation at the reserve, with only one tree removed which will be replaced during construction to ensure the reserve maintains its natural leafy environment. Additional planting along the Keating Road boundary has also been included as part of the pavilion renewal.
Works are anticipated to commence from 13 April 2021 and are likely to be completed within 12 months.