Coming soon - Help to design upgrades to Princes Park Grandstand

Princes Park precinct is a much-loved destination and has been used by individuals and groups over many generations.

The Princes Park Grandstand is the jewel in the crown of this precinct. It is an iconic landmark in Maryborough and the backdrop to community sport and the award-winning Energy Breakthrough event.

In 2022 a Conservation Management Plan was developed for the Grandstand - to provide guidance for the conservation and heritage management so that the Grandstand can be preserved for years to come.

Now it is the time for us to advocate so that the Grandstand can be refurbished.

Our first step is to get clear on what our community needs and to develop detailed designs to support funding opportunities when suitable grants become available.

This process will start in April once consultants have been appointed to work with us all, with conservation works taking priority.

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More design information

■ A new design layout within the existing space to increase the functionality and use of the space for current and new users.

■ Retrofitting of change rooms to be female friendly (players and umpires)

■ Refurbishment of changing rooms and toilets

■ Possible new lift and access to Grandstand to allow universal access to the Grandstand seating area

■ Increasing disability access throughout the facility as per Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) requirements

■ Upgrade the Canteen to make it compliant with health and safety requirements

The Heritage status of the Grandstand, and other factors, mean there are some constraints with the design -

■ Cannot change the original structure (other than to meet DDA requirements)

Cannot change the heritage appearance

The State Sporting Association (SSA) has guideline around how a sporting facility must operate

The staging of refurbishment works. These are largely guided by external funding requirements, and conservation will need to be prioritised.

You can start thinking about these questions ready for Community Engagement, starting in July.