The $11.75 million redevelopment of Chirnside Park is progressing quickly, with the old pavilion and toilet block being demolished to make way for a new double story pavilion.
Due to be completed by December 2017, Wyndham City CEO, Kelly Grigsby, welcomed the milestone in the valuable community project.
“The redevelopment of the Chirnside Park Hub, the home of the Werribee Tigers and other sporting clubs, has been on the cards for many years. The demolition of the old pavilion and toilet block is an important step in this project,” Ms Grigsby said.
“Construction works on the new pavilion and the rest of the Chirnside Park Hub Redevelopment are now underway.”
The old Chirnside Park grandstand has been carefully dismantled, catalogued and placed in storage in line with the planning conditions.
Ms Grigsby said when the project is complete it will see Chirnside Park become a genuine community hub.
“The redeveloped Chirnside Park, which is little over a year away from being completed, will feature a district level sporting pavilion, grandstand, community spaces and media rooms among many other improvements,” Ms Grigsby said.
“Jointly funded by Wyndham City, the Federal Government, the Victorian Government, the Werribee Football Club, the Australian Football League and the AFL Victoria, this upgrade will transform Chirnside Park into a multi-purpose facility that will accommodate football, cricket and community education organisations.”
“The redevelopment will also create the opportunity to deliver programs like the North Melbourne Football Club’s ‘Huddle’, which works to help disadvantaged young people become more engaged in society.”
“The inclusion of change rooms that can be used by both men and women, will also help to cater for and support a growth in women’s sport.”