Community Consultation - 24 June to 22 July 2024

This consultation has closed.

Thank you for sharing your feedback on the revised concept plan for Yambla Pavilion. We are currently reviewing your feedback and will present the results of the consultation with Council and seek approval for the formal tender process.

We're checking in with the community

We're replacing the Yambla Pavilion in Clifton Hill with a new modular pavilion to provide an inclusive community sporting facility, improved amenities and better public access to Quarries Park.

Yarra City Council is committed to creating more inclusive sporting spaces so everyone can take part in community sport.

Like all councils in Victoria, Yarra is facing challenges from the rising cost of construction, inflation, supply chain issues, rate capping and cost shifting, along with increasing pressure and demand on our services and infrastructure from a rapidly growing population.

As a result of these challenges, Council was unable to proceed with the initial concept design proposed. The revised concept design uses a prefabricated building approach which reduces construction timeframes, ensures the project is more cost effective, while still delivering what our community told us they wanted.

What's included

  • new sporting pavilion, aiming to achieve a 6-star green star equivalent rating
  • four permanent all gender change rooms
  • a new kiosk
  • club storage
  • new social space
  • new all gender public toilets, including baby change facilities in the accessible toilet

We have revised the concept design and want to check in with the community to ensure we're incorporating the key components of the design. We will review your feedback and where feasible work to include it in the final design.

Follow the links below to view the proposed plans and tell us what you think:

Please note that the final design may change depending on both community feedback and on the successful tenderer's available options. We will keep the community informed of these changes after the consultation closes and the tender process concludes.

Learn more about the consultation - September 2021

Project background

We proposed an update to the Yambla Pavilion to provide an inclusive community sporting facility, improved amenities and better public access to the park.

In 2021 we ran a targeted consultation with key stakeholders, including the tenant sporting clubs at Quarries Park. The feedback period ended at 5pm Friday 17 September 2021.

Proposed design for an updated pavilion in 2021

Here is an image of the initially proposed design.

View more images of the concept design.

View the landscape plan.

What benefits does the new design offer?

The update will provide park users and sporting clubs with improved facilities, including:

  • four unisex change rooms
  • a new kiosk
  • club storage
  • new social space
  • match day / public toilets

Sustainable design

The design is in line with Yarra's sustainability policy. We're aiming for the building to achieve a 6-star green star equivalent rating. This includes:

  • solar panels
  • water harvesting for use in the onsite toilets.
  • higher than average insulation for the new roof
  • 6-star WELS rated fittings for energy and water efficiencies.
  • increase to number of bike racks on site.

We're mindful of the impact on park users

Currently there is a small, busy vehicle area which also has combined pedestrian access. This area becomes particularly busy during junior game and training times.

It was determined that only disability access (DDA) carparking, deliveries and emergency vehicles will be allowed access into the park at this point. This aims to eliminate the danger of sporting participants and vehicles being in the same area.

A drop off zone was created during match times and training days on Ramsden Street, immediately adjacent to the current drive.

Universal accessibility to the club house was achieved by the creation of a path from Yambla Street to the pavilion across the back of the pitch. This path connects to the path to the playground in the north.