Latest News - September 2022

The Carisbrook Recreation Reserve upgrade project has reached another key milestone in September 2022 with the structural steel for the new main pavilion and bowls pavilion installed.

The $4.9 million project is jointly funded by the Victorian Government and Council.

The project is being delivered by Searle Bros Building Contractors – who were awarded the contract following a public tender process.

Identified as one of Council’s Priority Projects, as well as a key project in Council’s Recreation and Open Space Strategy 2020-29, the redevelopment of the Carisbrook Recreation Reserve will deliver an accessible and inclusive modern sporting facility providing dedicated change rooms for females, and a community hub for the growing population of Carisbrook and surrounding townships.

The Carisbrook Recreation Reserve upgrade project is being delivered in four stages – with stage one and two already complete.

Stage three includes: female friendly player change rooms and amenities; female friendly umpire change rooms and amenities; first aid room; multi-purpose room for events and meetings; office; and accessible toilet.

The stage four works, valued at $890,000, involves the redevelopment of the bowls pavilion and includes:

  • Construction of a new Bowls Pavilion
  • Construction of public amenities
  • Accessible DDA carpark

Funding partners

In October 2018 the Victorian Government allocated $2 million for stage one of the project.

A further $2,157,900 was announced in August, 2020 for stage two.

Council has committed to providing $118,000 towards stage one and $220,000 towards Stage two, a total of $338,000.

Stage 3 is valued at $2.3 million.

What upgrades do the stages include?

The first stage of the project is now complete and delivered:

  • Car parking
  • New vehicle entry
  • Removal of away change rooms
  • A new green keepers shed

Stage two of the project is now completed and delivered:

  • Upgrades to the existing netball and tennis courts including court resurfacing and line-marking

Stage 3 - valued at $2.3 million - is currently underway and will deliver a new pavilion including

  • Female friendly player and umpire change rooms and amenities
  • Two netball change rooms and amenities
  • A new netball show court with lighting
  • Multi-purpose room for events and meetings
  • First aid rooms
  • Office space
  • Baby feeding room
  • Disabled car space, ramps and viewing platform


The fourth and final stage will commence in February, 2022 and will see a bowls/community pavilion with a toilet block installed, which will have:

  • A new pavilion to service bowling greens and community events
  • Kitchen with kiosk
  • Accessible public toilets at end of building
  • Disabled car space, ramps and viewing platform