About the project

In 2021 we received a proposal from Kew Football Club to extend Victoria Park South Oval to cater for an increase in female participation in football.

Kew Football Club was the recipient of a $250,000 grant from the Australian Government's Department of Health to extend Victoria Park South Oval. This would allow their growing women’s program to play and train on the oval.

This extension will create a Victorian Amateur Football League (VAFA) endorsed competition-sized oval for women’s matches.

Female participation in Australian rules football continues to rise, with the number of Boroondara women’s teams in the VAFA doubling since 2017.

Updated design

In July last year, we invited you to have your say on Kew Football Club’s proposal to extend the boundary of the Victoria Park South Oval.

Following positive support from the local community and sports clubs, Kew Football Club reviewed the design in more detail. The club found opportunities to improve the space around the oval, as well as overcome some constraints of the earlier design.

Scope of works

  • Moving one sportsground lighting pole
  • Removing 2 small trees and replacing these
  • Removing the existing bluestone retaining wall and replacing it with a one-metre-high retaining wall, around 160 metres in length
  • Renewing player benches and perimeter fencing in the oval extension area.

Design for oval extension

View the updated design below.

Aerial photograph of Victoria Park South Oval showing the design changes