Worrell Reserve redevelopment, Emerald

Major projects

Address
Belgrave-Gembrook Road, Emerald
Project description
Worrell Reserve’s football/cricket oval is being upgraded. The football and cricket pavilion will also be rebuilt and will include improved gym facilities and car parking.

The new pavilion will provide user groups with modern change room facilities, female-friendly amenities, all abilities toilet, meeting room, storage areas, and a multi-purpose room with kitchen and servery. Spectators will also benefit from a new covered viewing area.

Works on the oval will include resurfacing, drainage and irrigation works. The cricket practice nets will also be upgraded.

A masterplan for the reserve is being developed to provide future direction for the reserve’s recreation facilities.
Funding
Council is funding the oval’s $650,000 redevelopment and will also fund works on the new pavilion, both as part of its capital works program.
Progress update
Works on the oval are now underway, and will include resurfacing, drainage and irrigation works, and all works should be completed in early-2019, with a maintenance period to follow.

The pavilion design is now underway and relevant stakeholders are being consulted as part of this process. The pavilion is expected to be built by December 2019.
Benefits for the community
Clubs and community members set to benefit from improvements to the reserve and the master plan local schools, Emerald Junior Football Club, Emerald Cricket Club, Emerald Tennis Club and the wider community.
Working with the community
Council is working closely with the Worrell Reserve committee of management during the planning stages of all projects. We have also consulted user groups to ensure the redevelopments meet the needs of local sporting clubs.

When the draft master plan is ready, the community will be given the opportunity to provide feedback. This is expected to happen later in 2018.

Clubs and community members set to benefit from improvements to the reserve and the master plan include local schools, Emerald Junior Football Club, Emerald Cricket Club, Emerald Tennis Club, Emerald Community Gym and the wider community.
Map
Updated
October 2018