Baxter Park Upgrade Project

  • Project typeUpgrade and new construction
  • Project value$2.9 million
  • Project scheduleWorks scheduled to commence from early February 2023 through to the expected completion in March 2024.
  • Contractor nameJames G Morrison Builders

Council continues on with investments and improvements to deliver the remaining stages of the Baxter Park Upgrade Project

Stage 2 of the project will include the following upgrade works:

  • Refurbishment of the existing sporting pavilion to bring it in-line with current sporting code requirements, including:
    • female friendly player and official changerooms.
    • club office/administration area.
    • storage.
    • first aid room.
    • accessible public/spectator toilets.
    • cleaners’ room.
    • pitch lighting upgrade.
    • carpark improvement works.

Early site works

Pavilion early site works

Prior to the pavilion refurbishment work, some early site works will take place to realign some sections of existing sewer and drainage lines to enable the extension and refurbishment of the pavilion. 

Progress Images

The contract for the redevelopment and expansion works to upgrade the pavilion at Warragul's Baxter Park was awarded to local construction company, James G Morrison Building Contractors.

February 2023

In the lead up to the pavilion construction beginning, works to realign drainage and sewer pipes are currently underway at the site. With the contract now awarded, the second stage of upgrade works to the pavilion will begin.


Image: Early works taking place at Baxter Park in preparation for the pavilion construction.

May 2023

Demolition works inside the existing pavilion are well underway, clearing space for refurbishment works to begin.

June 2023

Internal demolition works are complete and framing for the refurbishment and extension is progressing well.

July 2023

Framing of the refurbishment and extension are complete, with roofing also complete for the extension. Plaster will soon arrive on site.

October 2023

Plaster, electrical and plumbing work is complete inside the pavilion and wet area flooring and tiling is underway. Cabinetry install has begun throughout the facility and new LED field lighting has been installed surrounding the soccer pitch.

February 2024

Practical completion has been reached at the pavilion, which has been handed back to the club for use. Once the car park component of the project is complete, an official opening celebration will be held.


Pavilion Early Site Works:

  •  Works start Monday 6 February 2023 and will run for 3 to 6 weeks.

Pavilion refurbishment, lighting, and car park improvements:

  • Works to commence on site in late March 2023 and will run for a 12-month period to March 2024.

*Timeframes may be subject to change.

Concept design

View the concept design image below.


Project cost & funding

Valued at $2,970,054, this project is being delivered by Baw Baw Shire in partnership with the Australian and Victorian Governments.

Funding breakdown:

$1,970,054 - Phase 3 of the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI Program). This funding is assigned to the pavilion upgrade, pitch lighting upgrade and carpark improvements.

$1,000,000 - Victorian Government’s 2022 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund – Female Friendly Facilities stream. This funding is assigned to the pavilion upgrade component of the project only.

Latest news

Read the latest news on this project:

Baxter Park Pavilion upgrade set to kick off after tender is awarded

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Contact us

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For more information, please contact Council's Major Projects team on 1300 229 229 or email