Project summary

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Develop a draft concept design – June 2022

    Develop a concept design with input from sports clubs.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Community consultation – June to July 2022

    Community consultation on the draft concept design closes Sunday 10 July.

  • Timeline item 3 - active

    Consult with sports clubs and develop the final design – July 2022

    Consult with sports clubs and develop the final pavilion design based on community feedback.

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Share the final design – date to be confirmed

    Share the final design before we start construction. This date will depend on Victorian Government or Australian Government funding.

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Construction starts – June to July 2023

    Start work on the planned upgrades.

About the project

The Lynden Park pavilion and sportsground in Camberwell is scheduled for upgrade works in 2023–24.

This is an important space for sporting clubs and our community and is currently used by the Camberwell Sharks Junior Football Club, Burwood Uniting Canterbury Cricket Club and Hartwell Auskick.

These upgrade works will make the pavilion more accessible and will help improve sports club participation. We also hope they will support and promote more women and girls in sport, which our community told us was important for Boroondara.

We have allocated a budget of $2,430,000 over the 2022–23 and 2023–24 financial years for these upgrade works. To help us complete these works, we will apply for funding from the Victorian Government’s Local Sports Infrastructure Fund program.

Upgrade works

The upgrade works we have budgeted for include:

  • new unisex toilets, which are accessible from the outside of the building allowing access to all park and playground users
  • 2 additional new changerooms
  • upgrades to the existing changerooms
  • upgrades to the first aid room
  • an additional umpires room
  • upgrades to the existing umpires room
  • improvements to building access and signage
  • increase storage space.

As well as the pavilion, we also plan to complete upgrade works to the East Oval in 2023. This will include new cricket nets to support the training needs of Burwood Uniting Canterbury Cricket Club and local casual users.

The below proposed design aims to support our community to be active. The upgraded single level building will complement its surrounds and is located between the scout hall and the northern carpark.

​Proposed design for upgrade works

An artist's impression of the upgrade works at Lynden Park Pavilion from the outside.

Possible future works

There are more works we would like to complete in the future if we are able to secure extra funding from the Victorian or Australian Government, sporting bodies and/or clubs. This will be separate to the Victorian Government’s Local Sports Infrastructure Fund program.

Possible future works include:

  • refurbish the social space to help improve the use of this multi-purpose community space
  • refurbish and expand the external space including the spectator decking area
  • increase the overall size of the social space to better meet the clubs’ needs. This will include covering part of the existing deck.

This proposed design will only go ahead if we can secure the extra funding. We have highlighted the areas in red below that are part of the possible works. They include works in the social space, deck extension and canopy extension.

​Proposed design for possible future works