Trentham Sportsground Pavilion completed

Published on 14 April 2023

Elizabeth Atkins Project Manager with Craig Dovestan President Committee of Management at the front doors of the pavilion

The redevelopment of the Trentham Sportsground pavilion is completed and open to the community.

Mayor, Cr Brian Hood, said it was great to have the pavilion open just in time for the Trentham Football Netball Club’s first home match of the 2023 footy and netball seasons this weekend.

“The redeveloped pavilion incorporates contemporary universal, gender neutral and community safety design features to support a diversity of sports, active recreation and community use. It is wonderful to see this much-needed facility completed. Sport is so central to our community’s wellbeing and this facility will only encourage greater participation, especially among our youth.”

“Keep an eye out on Council’s Facebook page for your invitation to be part of the formal opening and celebrations coming soon,” said Cr Hood.

The pavilion meets AFL Victoria and Cricket Australia facility standards to ensure it is relevant for club operations and accommodates the diversity of users.

The Trentham Sportsground is the home ground of the Trentham Football Netball and Trentham and District Cricket Clubs.  However, the new multipurpose pavilion will also be able to host a multitude of community activities and celebrations.

“The Trentham Sportsground Committee of Management is thrilled with the redevelopment of the Pavilion and would like to acknowledge and thank the Victorian Government and the Hepburn Shire for the funding received and all of their hard work in delivering on the project,” said Matthew Bourke, Secretary, Trentham Sportsground Committee of Management.

“The redeveloped Pavilion will give a massive boost to our current user groups and help them support their existing players, members & supporters to further develop and attract participants, especially in the juniors, which is growing steadily in numbers, and potentially women’s teams in the future.  The Pavilion will also be of great benefit to the wider community as an emergency staging ground and also help us attract more user groups going forward,” said Mr Bourke.

The Trentham Sportsground Pavilion redevelopment project, with over $2.5 million of investment, has been delivered in partnership between the Victorian Government and Hepburn Shire Council.

Image: Elizabeth Atkins, Project Manager, with Craig Dovestan, President of the Committee of Management