The existing Lewin Reserve Pavilion is in poor condition overall. It also does not cater for the women and girls who play rugby and cricket in Lewin Reserve.
Following community consultation in late 2021, we have finalised the new pavilion design. We are pleased to be improving this facility to better meet the needs of the sporting clubs and local community.
The existing pavilion will remain open during construction of the new pavilion. Once the new pavilion is complete, the old pavilion will be demolished to provide green open space.
Key design considerations
The location for the design has been selected based on:
- existing flood levels
- surrounding trees
- location of the current sports fields
- wheelchair accessible gradients.
The new single-storey pavilion will be partially embedded into the existing embankment to reduce its visible height and create a new publicly accessible viewing terrace from Sinclair Avenue.
The design has been split into two single-level buildings, to ensure all nearby trees are not impacted and the visual impact of the building overall is reduced.
A new wheelchair accessible pathway will be created from Sinclair Avenue. It will sit along the top of the existing bluestone retaining wall to assist with easy access to the new pavilion.
The proposed pavilion design includes:
Construction on the new pavilion will start in September 2022.
Based on the current program of works, the new pavilion is expected to be completed by mid-2023.
We previously advised that we would minimise impact to the oval by creating a construction vehicle entryway off Sinclair Avenue. Unfortunately, due to the steep embankment, there is limited site access, and the contractor will need to enter the construction zone via the oval.
A single 3-metre-wide vehicle access path will be put in place, along a section of the oval’s perimeter, which will be zoned off with temporary fencing. The access path and construction zoning will not impact rugby, cricket, or general community use of the oval. Works to repair this section of the ground will take place once the vehicle path is no longer required.
The construction zone for the new pavilion will be fenced off during the works to ensure community safety.
To minimise the impact on street parking, the following parking zones will be established for contractor use:
- in the open space, east of the car park next to the U3A building
- limited parking next to the cricket nets
Contractors may require access to street parking for deliveries.
During the construction of the new pavilion, the wider reserve, off-leash dog area and existing pavilion will remain open .
All reserve users and visitors will still be able to access the public toilets, and access to the footpath next to the construction zone (along Sinclair Avenue) will be maintained.
Have your say
Community consultation has now closed.
Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.