Great Western Football and Netball Club Pavilion Upgrade

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The Great Western Oval Clubroom Upgrade project is an outcome of the Great Western Future Plan 2014-24 and the Great Western Redevelopment Master Plan 2018-28.

The Great Western Football Netball Club has been a part of the Great Western community for over 100 years and is critical to keeping it vibrant and strong. The existing pavilion no longer meet the needs to the Club or community, and requires an upgrade to ensure the long term sustainability of the Club. The proposed works would meet AFL and Cricket Australia and Netball Victoria facility standards and incorporate the following works:

  • Refurbish the existing function room, canteen/kitchen, bar and accessible public toilets.
  • Extend the function room into the home changerooms and refurbish the area.
  • Refurbish the changerooms and make suitable for female and male players.
  • Construct trainers’/medical room off the extended function room.
  • Refurbish and enlarge the umpire rooms and make suitable for female and male umpires.
  • Extend the pavilion to provide additional storage, office areas and larger, undercover spectator area.

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Overview

The need for a pavilion upgrade was identified as a priority within the Great Western Public Park and Gardens Reserve Redevelopment Master plan 2018-28 and the Council Action Plan 2023/24. The existing clubroom and available amenities did not meet AFL Victoria, Cricket Victoria and Netball Victoria standards, particularly changeroom accessibility requirements. 

Northern Grampians Shire worked with the Great Western Football Netball Club on a concept design of the facility for an area schedule. This concept design was used to advocate for project funding.

This final design will likely differ from the original concept design once stakeholder consultation regarding design and construction commences. 

 

 

 

 

 

Engagement

Step 1.AFL Victoria Audit completed June 2017

Step 2.Great Western Public Park and Gardens Reserve Redevelopment Masterplan 2018-28 completed March 2018.

Step 3.Netball Victoria Strategy 2018

Step 4.Great Western Football Netball Club consultation 2018-2022

Step 5.Advocacy for funding 2019-2022 

Next Steps

Step 1.Establishment of formal funding agreement with Victorian State Government 

Step 2.Formation of Project Control Group and Stakeholders

Northern Grampians Shire, Sport and Recreation Victoria, Netball Victoria, AFL Victoria and Cricket Victoria, community user groups of the Great Western Recreation Reserve and the wider community will be gather together to formalise the design and timeline of the project.