The State Government has announced $1 million in funding towards the $3.8 million Galvin Park soccer pavilion redevelopment.
The mammoth project will be undertaken over two stages, with stage one including site mobilisation, early car park works and construction of the first part of the pavilion.
Construction of stage two, which is expected to begin in October 2020, will include the demolition of the existing pavilion and construction of the second part of the new pavilion.
Once complete, the facility will include a large community social room, six new change rooms that are welcoming for all genders, a large kitchen and canteen, public toilets, modern referee facilities and new car parking spaces.
It will also provide a space that is accessible for people with a disability, with three accessible toilet/shower rooms and access throughout the facility.
The project is expected to be completed in mid-2021 however, construction timelines may be affected by COVID-19 restrictions.
Wyndham City Mayor and Growth and Transport portfolio holder Cr Josh Gilligan said the soccer pavilion redevelopment was the fifth stage of the Galvin Park Master Plan rollout, which has resulted in substantial Council investment for the sporting hub in recent years.
“In 2018 Council demolished the reserve’s old tennis pavilion and built a new $2 million sports club and community pavilion,” Cr Gilligan said.
“Last year, Council invested a further $1.7 million into the facility for a new oval.”
“This latest redevelopment will transform Galvin Park into a state-of-the-art sporting hub in line with Wyndham City’s Sports Facility Capital Development Guide 2015.”
Wyndham City Sports Development portfolio holder Cr Peter Maynard said this project would provide a new home for the Werribee City Soccer Club and the many community groups and schools that currently use this space.
“The Galvin Park Soccer Pavilion will service four soccer pitches and will provide another great asset in Werribee that will help boost participation in sport,” Cr Maynard said.
“It’s also part of a much wider investment in sports by Council right across Wyndham. The 2020/21 proposed budget includes approximately $20 million to be invested in sports and recreation initiatives.”
“Sport helps bring people together and that’s why a project like this is so important.”
Source: Wyndham City Council