Fairpark project update 29 March

Project update for Fairpark multipurpose facility

Things are well and truly underway at Fairpark Reserve. Our drone shots show the construction of the new multipurpose facility is coming together with walls and roof almost complete.

This new building will be home to U3A, Johnson Park Cricket Club, Fairpark Football Club, and the Fairpark Netball Club.

The construction of the building and southern carpark works are expected to be completed by October 2023.

Demolition of the existing pavilion, cricket nets, and extension of the northern carpark will take place during October and November 2023.

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Key project details

  • The Australian Government has contributed $3M towards this new facility as part of its Community Development Fund program.
  • The 4 clubs have also contributed $60K towards the upgrade as part of the grant requirements.
  • Grants totalling $100K received from Cricket Australia and AFL Victoria.
  • Council has also contributed $6.1M for this project including the multipurpose community facility, an upgrade to the netball court, car parking expansion, landscaping, and a public art piece.
  • The design of the new community facility has been developed through extensive consultation with the key club stakeholders.
  • This project is part of the delivery of the Masterplan for Fairpark Reserve which has included the daylighting of the creek, the upgrade to the playground which were completed in 2019.
  • Council's place-centric approach to the Fairpark project has meant that the other upgrades and improvements to the reserve have been coordinated around the main project.

For project updates visit our website.

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