Yarra City Council welcomed the appointment of Built Environs as head contractor for Australia’s first vertical multi-use sports centre at the Fitzroy Gasworks site in Yarra.Early works are set to commence at the site in mid-June.
The designs for the centre include four multi-purpose courts for highball sports, a multi-purpose court for futsal, a gymnasium, a café and lounge area, community facilities, change rooms, umpire change rooms, foyer and reception.
The centre will support the continued growth in local sport within the inner north region and provide the facilities needed to host games and competitions in Fitzroy North.
Yarra City Council contributed $5 million towards the project and will manage the centre once it is complete. Yarra Mayor, Cr Sophie Wade said the new Fitzroy Sports Centre will play a vital role in improving the health and wellbeing of the Yarra community.
“We committed to creating a safe, accessible and inclusive Yarra that provides great opportunities to participate in physical activity and sport. “Council is proud to be partnering with the Victorian Government to deliver this important project to ensure local clubs, residents and the wider community have the infrastructure and facilities they need to grow and prosper.”