Construction of the highest value project ever taken on by Melton City Council, the $31 million Cobblebank Indoor Stadium, is underway.
Contractor H.Troon began preparing the site at the corner of Ferris and Bridge roads in March, already completing site establishment, site clearing and ground levelling. The project is on track with excavation works in progress and building foundations being poured.
Scheduled to open in late 2021, the impressive six-court, multipurpose facility will provide access to a range of sports including basketball, netball, badminton, table tennis, volleyball and futsal, along with school programs and community health and wellness programs.
City of Melton Mayor Cr Lara Carli was pleased to see the site beginning to transform.
“It’s a fantastic feeling to see an active construction site here, and to think about how well-used these courts will be when they’re complete,” Cr Carli said.
“Demand for sporting facilities is on the rise, and as a Council we’re doing what we can to support our young, active community in their sporting endeavours.
“This is a massive project, the largest value we’ve ever undertaken, and something I’m certain the whole community can be proud of.
“I can’t wait to see sporting clubs and community groups make the most of this stadium.”
The project will include:
- six indoor high-ball courts (including show court and seating)
- player, referee and public amenities
- administration and reception
- flexible meeting and social spaces
- kiosk and seating areas
- car parking