About the upgrade

We are upgrading the pavilion at Canterbury Sports Ground.

This will help to better meet the needs of the sports clubs who use this community facility, particularly women and girls given the current building does not have inclusive change rooms or bathroom facilities. It is also part of our efforts to support female sports teams and encourage female sports participation through our Diversity, Inclusion and Participation Program.

The clubs that currently use the sports ground are:

  • Canterbury Cricket Club
  • Canterbury Football Club
  • Canterbury Junior Football Club

We have worked with these clubs to develop a draft design for an accessible and inclusive facility.

These upgrades are in line with our Development and Funding of Community Pavilions – Sport and Recreation Policy and our Boroondara Community Plan 2021-2031.

Council has an allocated project budget of $2.85M over the 22/23 - 24/25 financial years. Canterbury Cricket Club was successful in securing a $1.25 million grant from Sport and Recreation Victoria to support the renewal works.

Upgrade works

Works will include:

  • creating 4 inclusive change rooms with amenities (2 new change rooms plus refurbishing the 2 existing change rooms)
  • elevating the existing building by 420mm to make it level with the sports ground to improve drainage and sightline to oval
  • creating 2 new umpire rooms
  • creating a first aid room to allow for better injury management on site
  • creating a sheltered spectator decking area connecting to the multipurpose room
  • installing ramps for better accessibility and wheelchair access
  • improvements to the external building façade
  • improvements to the kitchen and kiosk areas
  • increasing storage spaces
  • upgrading external lighting for improved safety during night-time use of the pavilion and pavilion surrounds.

Proposed design

We have carefully considered the proposed design of the upgraded pavilion to make sure it:

  • supports our sustainability efforts
  • increases accessibility
  • does not impact views of nearby residents
  • does not require tree removal
  • is a welcoming and useful place for the community.

As part of our design, we would:

  • use recycled brick cladding for the pavilion
  • extend the pavilion on the southern end
  • landscape the entry way
  • create a ramp to create better access from the change rooms to the multipurpose room and kitchen
  • create a new maintenance pathway for oval access
  • add a new concrete path to connect the western side of the pavilion to car park.

Proposed floor plan of the new pavilion

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A birds eye view of the new floor plan for the upgraded pavillion.

Have your say

We invite you to have your say on the draft design by completing the online survey.

A hard copy of the survey can be requested.