Werribee's Galvin Park Sexton Pavilion Set for Spectacular Upgrade, Including Sustainability Features and Enhanced Facilities
Exciting developments are on the horizon for Werribee’s Galvin Park Sexton Pavilion, as it prepares to undergo a substantial expansion. The upcoming $5.7 million enhancement project, set to commence this month, encompasses a multi-faceted approach to improvement.
Foremost among the changes is the addition of a second-floor extension, introducing a variety of new spaces to the pavilion. These include a social room, a committee room, a convenient kitchenette, a dedicated timekeeper area, and a functional office. The enhancements further extend to the facility’s functionality, with the integration of four modernized change rooms designed to cater to individuals of all abilities. Inclusive features continue with the provision of new umpire rooms, a first-aid room, and storage facilities.
Notably, an emphasis on sustainability is evident in the upgrade plans. The pavilion’s reliance on gas appliances will be replaced with electric alternatives, aligning with eco-friendly practices. Furthermore, a forward-thinking addition of over 60 solar panels will be incorporated into the pavilion’s design, harnessing renewable energy to power its operations.
This momentous project is part of an ambitious initiative encompassing the revitalization of 14 sports pavilions throughout Wyndham. Just two months ago, the Council successfully completed upgrades to sporting pavilions at Goddard Street Reserve, Arndell Park Reserve, Saltwater Reserve (tennis), and Tom Roberts Reserve. The Galvin Park Sexton Pavilion upgrade serves as the crowning achievement, marking the 14th and final phase of this transformative program.
Wyndham City’s Active City portfolio holder, Councillor Peter Maynard, emphasized the significance of this endeavor in light of the region’s rapid population growth. He stated, “As our community continues to expand, it is imperative that our sporting facilities evolve in tandem. The pavilion upgrades are strategically designed to ensure inclusivity, meeting the needs of women and girls, adhering to accessibility standards, and enhancing social and kiosk amenities for the hosting clubs.”
This expansion aligns seamlessly with recent enhancements made to the Galvin Park soccer and tennis pavilions, creating a cohesive and modern sports complex.
The Galvin Park upgrade has garnered substantial support, receiving a $2 million grant from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, supplemented by an additional $1 million from the Victorian Government’s Local Sports Infrastructure Fund, and $500,000 from the Federal Government.
To stay informed about other impactful projects undertaken by the Council, the Capital Works Dashboard can be accessed at www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/capitalworksdashboard. As the Galvin Park Pavilion readies itself for an impressive transformation, the future of sporting excellence in Werribee looks brighter than ever.