Bellbird Park East Pavilion

  • Project typeNew construction and upgrade
  • Project value$4 million
  • Project scheduleConstruction of stage one has begun
  • Contractor nameLangden Constructions Pty Ltd
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Bellbird Park is set to receive a new female friendly and accessible multi-purpose pavilion for users of the eastern section, including hockey, soccer, cricket, local schools, and the general community.

Designed as a multi-purpose facility, the pavilion will also be equipped to host community events with commercial kitchen facilities, audio visual equipment, flexible room configurations, good access and well-lit car parking.

The new pavilion will be a home for the thriving local sports based at Bellbird Park, including the West Gippsland Hockey Association, the Drouin Cricket Club and Drouin Dragons Soccer Club.

The location of the new pavilion aims to optimise sight lines, ensure safe pedestrian movement across the site and retain the majority of existing significant vegetation.

The project seeks to integrate all the sporting clubs on site and provide additional space that can be used by the whole community. 

Project scope and timeline

Stage 1 - Construction of a new car park

Construction is currently underway of a new 186 space (including 4 accessible bays) and expected to be complete by mid-2022.

Stage 2 - Pavilion construction

The new pavilion will include:

  • A commercial kitchen and servery
  • New storage spaces
  • Four new player change rooms with access to inclusive amenities
  • Two official's rooms with amenities
  • First aid room
  • Office/meeting room
  • Two canteens
  • Amenities
  • Improvements to open space landscaping
  • Addition of carpark drop off zone

Stage 3 - Demolition of existing buildings

Demolition and removal of the existing surrounding buildings

Project Completion 

The project is expected to be complete by mid-2023 and will be celebrated with an official opening.

*Time frames are subject to change.

Project funding

This $4 million project is being delivered by Baw Baw Shire Council in partnership with the Victorian Government, with the funding breakdown as follows:

  • $2 million by Baw Baw Shire Council
  • $2 million by Victorian Government (Growing Suburbs Fund)

Read more at Growing Suburbs fund delivers $2 million for Bellbird Park Pavilion.

The project design was funded from Council’s 2019/20 and the carpark in the 2020/21 budget. 

Local impacts during construction

We strive to minimise disruption and inconvenience to all residents during project works. However, some disturbances are to be expected throughout the construction period.

Expected local impacts include:

  • Increased traffic around Lampard Road and Settlement Road.
  • Increased sighting of heavy vehicles using Lampard Road and Settlement Road.
  • Detours and change of traffic conditions (directional signage will be used during these periods).
  • Increased construction noise during the following times:

Monday – Friday from 7.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday from 8.00am to 5.00pm

Soccer pitch redevelopment

In parallel to construction of the new pavilion, the main soccer pitch is set for redevelopment.

Works will see complete reconstruction and upgrade of the playing surface. Currently during winter, poor drainage and surface issues impact the ability to train across the whole surface, maintenance is challenging, and matches are at risk of being cancelled. 

The new sand profile surface will increase the carrying capacity of the pitch year-round. It will improve playing and training conditions, improve safety and meet increasing demand for the sport of soccer, the growth of the Drouin Dragons Soccer Club and Drouin’s growing population. 

The total project is valued at $1.36 million dollars, with the Victorian Government contributing $800,000 and Council contributing the $560,000 balance.

Works are expected to commence late 2022, with the project being completed by June 2023.

The Drouin Dragons Soccer Club has welcomed the project, with club president Jason Beer stating, “The upgraded main pitch will be a game changer for the Drouin Dragons Soccer Club. It will complement the new Bellbird Park Pavilion and support the increasing number of soccer players at Drouin Dragons. We currently cannot train on a third of the Pitch from July due to the unsafe conditions and the upgrade will allow us to use the pitch for both training and games all year round, including hosting Gippsland Soccer League finals. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Baw Baw Shire Council for their support for the Drouin Dragons and also the Victorian Government for their generous contribution to this project."

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Bellbird Park, Drouin 3818  View Map

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