Council has been working closely with the Oakleigh Cannons Football Club (the resident club) to improve facilities and provide greater access to contemporary facilities for women’s and girls’ teams.
Project type: New double storey sports and community pavilion built to National Premier League facility standards
Key features: 500 seat grandstand, 500 lux sports lighting, fencing, pathways, landscaping and plaza.
Project budget: $14.7 million (including $4 million from State Government, $2 million from the Federal Government, $500,000 from the Oakleigh Cannons Football Club and $8.2 million from Council.)
The design for the development propose a new pavilion on the western boundary with 500 undercover grandstand seats, a 200m2 multi-purpose space for community use, and compliant amenities. This would accommodate an increase in football participation, particularly by female teams, and to meet National Premier League (NPL) standards.
The development of the new pavilion requires the upgrade of sports floodlighting infrastructure (30m poles) around the main pitch which would be designed to Australian Standards.
The new pavilion and grandstand supports the club’s goals to:
- continue competing in the NPL
- cater for a female team
- host men’s and women’s double-headers
The project includes a multi-purpose space that would be managed by Council so the football club’s needs would be met on training and match days, and broader community groups would benefit at other times from the use of this space.
The cost associated with delivering the new pavilion is estimated $14.7 million.