Work on the first stage of the Altona Sports Centre will begin this week with an upgrade to the centre’s car park, outdoor netball courts and Andrew Park Drive entrance, paving the way for the future of sport in Hobsons Bay.
Hobsons Bay local business DEVCO Construction has been awarded the contract for the design and construction.
Mayor Cr Jonathon Marsden said Council had recently awarded the tender for the exciting expansion that would boost the popular centre’s capacity to meet the demand of the growing sporting community.
“The Altona Sports Centre is one of the busiest stadiums in Melbourne’s west with more than 30 clubs and 6,500 registered participants, playing on six indoor basketball/netball courts and two outdoor netball courts,” the Mayor said.
“We are thrilled to be delivering this project, which will significantly alleviate the existing scheduling and unmet demand issues at the stadium.
“We will work closely with the Altona Sports Centre limited, tenants and state sporting associations and Sport and Recreation Victoria during the detailed design.”
Mayor Marsden said stage one works will commence in the first week of August and will take about four months to complete.
“The extension will take place in two stages – the first focussing on the area outside the centre with a complete upgrade to parking, two new outdoor netball courts, Andrew Park Drive and the Queen Street roundabout,” Cr Marsden said.
“At the same time, we’ll be fine-tuning the design for the stadium building to allow for an additional four courts, to keep up with current and future demand.
“The expansion, once complete, will create a fully functional sports facility, with access for all abilities, complete with family friendly facilities and a five star energy rating.”
The project is funded by Council, including $7 million in the 2019-20 Budget, and contributions from the Victorian Government through the Better Indoor Stadium Fund and Altona Sports Centre Limited.