Oakleigh’s sporting community is set to enjoy a complete rebuild of the Scammell Reserve pavilion, with Monash Council supporting a multi-million-dollar upgrade to the facility.
The 30-year-old pavilion is currently home to six sporting clubs, with more than 1000 members combined.
People from Oakleigh and surrounding neighborhoods regularly use its facilities, and on busy days, junior members regularly spill out of the bustling rooms.
The upgrades to the pavilion mean that female members of the local sporting clubs will get their own change rooms and toilets.
Monash Council has been working on securing funding for the project for many years, with a recent State Government contribution of $500,000 supporting a more expansive refurbishment.
Confirmed upgrades to the busy sporting hub include repositioning the pavilion to ensure safer movement to the sporting field for spectators and junior players, and a walking track around the reserve.
More storage and upgraded grounds will mean more members of the Oakleigh community can enjoy the green space.
“One of the many projects we’ve been working on is the long-awaited pavilion upgrade at Scammell Reserve in Oakleigh” said Monash mayor Rebecca Paterson.
“This $2.84 million project will be a fantastic addition to the reserve and council is happy to be providing this excellent facility to the local community,” she said.
The upgrade will also include more modern rooms, improved spectator views, and a large multi-purpose community meeting space.
Scammell Reserve is one of the more popular sporting and community hubs in Monash, and the local community has been calling for the changes since 2014.
Works on the pavilion and surrounding Scammell Reserve are expected to be completed by mid-2018.
Image thanks to Monash Council.