In August 2019 we asked for your feedback on a design for the upgrade of the Jack Dyer Pavilion. We have updated the design based on your comments, and construction on the new pavilion will start in November 2020.
We expect the upgrade to be completed in Spring 2021, subject to weather conditions.
How are we funding this project?
This project has received $2 million in funding from the Victorian Government.
We have contributed $1 million to the upgrade.
What will the upgraded building include?
The design provides new facilities for the sporting clubs that use the oval and upgraded facilities for broader community use.
The upgraded pavilion will include:
- Four accessible and gender inclusive change rooms to enable the sporting clubs to increase membership, including for women and girls' teams.
- Gender inclusive umpire change facilities.
- New first aid facilities.
- Upgraded ground floor kitchen and servery for sporting clubs.
- Improved sustainability features, including water-saving fittings on taps and showers, solar panels on the roof and water harvesting for toilets.
- A new community space with lift access, a new kitchen and audio visual equipment.
- More bike racks to promote sustainable transport in the community.
- The existing rear wall of the building will be retained.
How will the construction affect Citizens Park?
During the works one corner of Citizens Park will be fenced off, including one section of the footpath. Community members will still be able to use the outer footpath along Highett and Gleadell streets around the work.
The oval will remain open, but one access gate will be closed in the north-east corner.
Will the toilets remain open?
The public toilets will remain open, however they will need to be closed for some short periods during the works.
There may also be some closures for the regular maintenance of the toilets during this time. We are working with the builders to ensure the closures are kept to a minimum.