The City of Whittlesea is developing a community pavilion and soccer fields at Painted Hills Recreation Reserve, Doreen.
The development was originally identified in the Mernda Strategy Plan, the principle strategic document relating to the development of the Mernda-Doreen Growth Area. Council subsequently endorsed a Master Plan for the Painted Hills Recreation Reserve in October 2013.
This project will see the construction of the Painted Hills Recreation Reserve Community Pavilion and Soccer Fields. It will include two soccer pitches, a multi-purpose community pavilion, car parking, and landscaping.
The key features of this project include:
- Pavilion with Community Meeting Space
- Soccer Pitch 1 (natural turf)
- Soccer Pitch 2 (synthetic)
- Supporting Infrastructure (sports field lighting, perimeter fencing, coaches boxes)
- Car Parking ( and lighting)
- General Reserve Works (signage, path connections, vegetation, drainage, way-finding)
Construction will commence in November 2017 and take approximately 18 months to complete. It is expected that the facility will be operational by July 2019.
This project was made possible through grants and funding provided by
Victorian State Government:
- Growing Suburbs Fund (DELWP): $3,275,000
- Community Sports Infrastructure Fund (SRV): $650,000
City of Whittlesea: $3,450,00
Total Project Budget: $7,375,000
Project Updates and further information, including site layout and pavilion concept plans, will be made available on this website as the project proceeds.