Construction to commence on new Souter Oval Pavilion

Published on 08 July 2022

Dingley Reserve's Souter Oval Pavilion

The redevelopment of Dingley Reserve’s Souter Oval Pavilion is set to begin next month after Kingston Council appointed Allmore Constructions Pty Ltd to undertake the $7.1 million project.

Local sporting groups: Dingley Cricket Club and the Dingley Football and Netball Club, will be the major beneficiaries of the new building that will meet contemporary sporting code requirements and provide flexible spaces to support the clubs to grow and thrive through building connections with the local community.

When completed the facility will be a welcoming, inclusive, family friendly environment, and a safe community space for all ages, genders, abilities, and backgrounds.

Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos said this project would not be possible without the $4.5 million contribution from the Victorian State Government, secured for us by the State Member for Keysborough, the Hon Martin Pakula MP, and an additional $177,000 grant for an extended first floor deck, and further $80,000 for a new electronic scoreboard from the Federal Member for Isaacs, the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP.

Caruana Ward Councillor, George Hua, said local sporting clubs are very much at heart of our community and Council is working to update and modernise as many facilities as possible.

“Inspiring greater involvement in local sport in turns bring massive physical and mental health benefits and promotes a more connected and supportive Kingston,” Cr Hua said.

The redevelopment will involve:

  • Refurbishment and integration of the existing change room facility including new umpires change rooms.
  • Construction of a new two-storey pavilion that will include additional change rooms, new social room, kitchen and community space, kiosk, and public toilets. The new building will also have an elevated open terrace viewing platform.
  • Relocation of the cricket storage shed closer to the cricket nets.
  • Pathways and landscaping surrounding the new development.

 

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