Latest News - May 2023

The $4.9 million upgrade to the Carisbrook Recreation Reserve is now complete.

The Carisbrook Female Football team played their first game at the reserve on Sunday, 21 May and this Saturday, 27 May, Carisbrook Football Netball Club will host their first home game against Avoca.

Thank you to the Carisbrook community and the Recreation Reserve user groups for their support during the development stage of the project.

The project was jointly funded by the Victorian Government and Council and has delivered an accessible and inclusive modern sporting facility and community hub for the growing population of Carisbrook and surrounding district.

The project also included delivery of a new bowls pavilion with publicly accessible toilets and a newly constructed competition grade netball court.

An official opening of the Reserve will be held later in the year.

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

The project was identified as one of Council’s Priority Projects, as well as a key project in Council’s Recreation and Open Space Strategy 2020-29.

What upgrades did the project 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