New pavilion almost done

Melton South Football Club will benefit from the upgrades. (Ljubica Vrankovic)

The new community sports pavilion at Melton Recreation Reserve is due to be finished in July.

It will serve as a hub for local football, netball, and cricket clubs, including Melton South Football and Netball Club and Melton South Royals Cricket Club.

The new building will feature female friendly changerooms, umpires’ rooms, a community social and meeting space, a kitchen, and a kiosk.

It will be located along the northern wing of the oval in a more centralised location to provide optimal viewing of the sportsground.

Melton mayor Kathy Majdlik said the upgrade was made with a modern society in mind and would foster the local population’s needs.

“The new pavilion has been designed to meet the needs of our growing community, and to provide a welcoming space for all people,” she said.

“Facilities like the Melton Recreation Reserve make a huge difference in providing opportunities for young athletes and community groups a space to meet and grow.”

Demolition of the old pavilion and construction of a new car park is also expected to finish before the end of the year, allowing community groups time to transition from the old pavilion before its demolition.

The project is being funded through Melton council and $3.3 million from the state government’s community sports infrastructure loans scheme.

The scheme allowed the council to fast track construction of the new pavilion.