Lavington Sports Ground Redevelopment

This major redevelopment will transform the Lavington Sports ground into one of regional Australia's premier sporting facilities, capable of hosting local, regional, state and national carnivals, community sport and other events.

Background

AlburyCity purchased the Lavington Sports Ground from the Panthers Group in 2009.  Since then a number of improvements have been made to the facility and council has also purchased an additional 4.6ha of land to the east for the development of additional multipurpose playing fields. 

In December 2015 Council was successful in securing $4.025M under the Federal Government’s National Stronger Region Fund for the redevelopment project. Together with Council's $3.5M funding, $250,000 from the AFL and commitments from the Lavington Panthers Football/Netball and Cricket clubs. Detailed design work is currently being completed with works on the additional playing fields to commence later in 2017.

The redevelopment

The redevelopment includes a major upgrade of the existing facility and the addition of new playing fields and an amenities building to the east. Specifically, the works will include: 

  • Multipurpose playing fields catering for AFL, Cricket, Soccer and Rugby codes  
  • Full irrigation and drainage and high quality playing surface  
  • Lighting to 150-200 lux  
  • 1.8m perimeter fence  
  • Four synthetic practice cricket wickets and store facility  
  • Centre turf cricket wicket and practice turf wicket tables  
  • Scoreboards, teams benches and associated amenity  
  • Centaur Road angle carparking and sealed asphalt carpark  
  • Single story amenities building with 3m wide overhang on all sides, with multiple changerooms, amenities, kiosk, first aid room and storage facilities  
  • Playground, BBQ’s and shelter  

Grandstand upgrades

  • Refurbishment of existing change rooms, umpires rooms and amenities  
  • New change rooms to meet AFL standards on the ground floor  
  • Additional amenities and first aid facilities  
  • 150 seat function room and kitchen  
  • Additional seating and disability accessible seating in the grandstand  
  • Additional covered seating for 300  
  • Media, coach and timekeepers facilities  
  • Groundkeeper facilities and storage  

The existing ground

  • Upgrades to entry of Hanna Street including carparking for 30 vehicles / broadcast vehicles  
  • Additional concrete terraces and seating for disabled  
  • Upgrades to existing toilets and kiosk  
  • Power upgrade including underground powerlines  

View the concept plans

concept image of the redevelopment