Gardiner Reserve precinct upgrades

There are $2.365m worth of facility upgrades currently under way at Gardiner Reserve in Gisborne, including:

  • a second netball court, with sports lighting

  • new female friendly, modular change rooms for netball and umpires

  • new female friendly, modular change rooms for football and cricket

  • sports oval LED lighting upgrade

The projects are being developed by Council, in partnership with the Victorian Government, AFL Victoria and the Gisborne Football Netball Club.

Please see below for details on each project.

SECOND NETBALL COURT

Project value                $207,000

Project schedule          In progress

The new netball court will be located next to the existing netball court, finished with a synpave surface, lit with LED lights and willinclude perimeter fencing and drainage. Construction of the netball court commenced in February 2020 and is anticipated to be completed by the time football/netball resumes 

This project was funded through part of a $500,000 grant from the Victorian Government’s Female Friendly Facilities Fund ($70,000) and a $137,000 contribution from the Gisborne Football Netball Club ($50,000 cash, $87,000 in-kind).

NETBALL AND UMPIRES' CHANGE ROOMS

Project value                $926,001

Project schedule          In progress

The new modular change rooms for netball and umpires will replace the existing storage shelter shed on the western side of the existing netball court.

Facilities will include female friendly, home and away change rooms, football and netball umpire amenities, ambulant amenities, first aid room and storage, meeting/duty area and veranda to provide shelter.

It is anticipated that the modular change room will begin installation on site in April 2020, and will be complete by  mid 2020. 

This project was funded by part of a $500,000 grant from the Victorian Government’s Female Friendly Facilities Fund ($430,000) and a $496,001 budget allocation from Council.

FOOTBALL AND CRICKET CHANGE ROOMS

 Project value               $1,091,848

Project schedule          In progress

The new football and cricket modular change rooms will replace the existing change pavilion on the western side of the oval.

Facilities will include female friendly, home and away change rooms, first aid room, accessible toilet and storage. It is anticipated that the modular change room will begin installation on site in 2020.

This project was funded through a $100,000 grant from the Victorian Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund and a $991,848 budget allocation from Council.

SPORTS OVAL LED LIGHTING

Project value                $140,000

Project schedule          In progress

The sports oval lighting upgrade project involves the removal of existing metal halide light fittings and replacement with LED lights to 150 lux.

The contract for these works was awarded in December 2019, with works anticipated to be completed prior to the commencement of the 2020 football season but has been delayed due to the current health pandemic.  An update on project timing will be provided once known.

This project was funded through a $55,000 grant from AFL Victoria, and an $85,000 budget allocation from Council.

Location

8 Hamilton Street, Gisborne 3437  View Map

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