Bellbird Park East Pavilion

  • Project typeNew construction and upgrade
  • Project value$4 million
  • Project scheduleProject contract to be awarded in December 2021
  • Contractor nameTBC
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Bellbird Park is set to receive a new female friendly 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. The project will also see construction of a new carpark including a drop off zone.

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 project seeks to integrate all the sporting clubs on site and provide additional space that can be used by the whole community. The pavilion will enable the consolidation of existing buildings at the site. 

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.

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 all contributing to the Drouin Community Hub implementation. 

Scope of works

The project will be delivered in three stages as follows:

Stage Description
Stage 1
Carpark
Construction of a new carpark.
Stage 2
Pavilion

Construction of a new multi-use community space with technology and flexibility to make the space suitable for a variety of activities, gatherings and community uses.
Inclusion of 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.
Addition of carpark drop off zone.
Improvements to open space landscaping.

Stage 3
Demolition
Removal of the existing buildings.

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 budget and the carpark in the 2020/21 budget.

Next steps

The contract for works will be awarded in December 2021 with construction expected to commence in early 2022.

Project completion is expected in 2023. 

Location

Bellbird Park, Drouin 3818  View Map

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