Infrastructure projects

Building our future now

We are building the Moonee Valley of tomorrow, today! These are some of the infrastructure projects recently completed or currently underway across Moonee Valley.

Projects underway

Project  Details 

East Keilor Leisure Centre

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Design works for the EKLC redevelopment are now underway with the engagement of Peddle Thorp Architects. The new facility will include a heated outdoor 50m pool, 25m indoor lap pool, dedicated learn to swim pool, hydrotherapy pool, spa, sauna, indoor children’s water play features, gym, group fitness, spin studio, crèche and café.

The community will be invited to have their say throughout the design process that will continue during 2018.

Status: Sketch design phase.

Expected time of completion: August 2020

Find out more on the project webpage

Maribyrnong Park sporting infrastructure improvements

We are committed to improving the existing sporting infrastructure at Maribyrnong Park in 2018/19. These improvements include;

Status:

  • Maribyrnong Park cricket nets complete
  • Sports field lighting replacement completed. Maribyrnong Park temporary modular change rooms in progress

Expected time of completion:

  • Sports field lighting replacement on Maribyrnong Park Monk Oval completed
  • Temporary modular change expected to be installed June 2019
 

Cross Keys Ground Works

We are committed to improving the quality of sports grounds. The Cross Keys Reserve ground works include new drainage, irrigation and turf. This project also includes the installation of sports field lighting on the junior field at the eastern end of Cross Keys Reserve and the construction of a cricket net facility.

Status: In progress

Expected time of completion: July 2019

 

Aberfeldie Park West Sports Field Lighting

New sports field lighting to be installed on the Aberfeldie Park West Oval. This will allow for sporting clubs to train at the facility during winter.

Status: In progress

Expected time of completion: July 2019

 

Boeing Baseball Hitting Cage

New indoor hitting facility to accommodate baseball hitting and pitching. The facility will be complete with netting and a synthetic surface.  

 

Status: Planning phase

Expected time of completion: October 2019

Book a Court

Installation of 'Book a Court' software, specified gate and electrical works at 6 Moonee Valley tennis clubs.

Status: In progres

Expected time of completion: July 2019

Essendon Rowing Club Female Change Room Upgrade

This project is focused on upgrading the female change rooms to create more female friendly showers, upgrade amenities and increase the space for the growing Essendon Rowing Club female members.

Status: Planning phase

Expected time of completion: October 2019

Overland Reserve Pavilion

New two story pavilion that will include four change rooms and large community space. The pavilion will include a deck that will offer fantastic views over the two ovals.

Status: Planning phase

Expected time of completion: January 2020

Recently completed projects

 Project Background 
 Fairbairn Park Oval Works  New irrigation system installed across all eight ovals and significant ground re-profiling works on oval eight.

Status: Complete

 Buckley Park Pavilion This project includes two new change rooms as well as an upgrade to existing change rooms, amenities, office and storage facilities.

 

Status: Complete

 Ormond Park Pavilion''  

This upgraded pavilion includes upsized change rooms and a new larger social space which will accommodate future demand for the facility.

Status: Complete

Find out more on the project webpage

Boeing Reserve Pavilion

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A new pavilion to provide first class baseball facilities, designed for future expansion and to meet the growing needs of the sport.

Status: Complete

Find out more on the project webpage.

Cross Keys Pavilion''

 

A unique design build project with the pavilion being modular construction. This two story multipurpose facility is being built off site then transported and assembled onsite.

Status: Complete 

Find out more on the project webpage.

 Airport West Green Spine

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The Airport West Easement Linear Reserve is being upgraded to become a Green Spine; a community focused open space.

This project was completed in June 2018.          

 

Union Road Streetscape

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As part of our continuing work to upgrade the Union Road shopping precinct, we are creating an outdoor space for the Ascot Vale Library. The proposed design will create a vibrant and playful outdoor library space that will provide increased seating for this small library.

This project was completed in June 2018.                       

 Fairbairn Park Pavilion

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Consolidating two aged pavilions, the new Fairbairn Park Middle Pavilion is raised above the flood plain and offers fantastic views of the playing fields and river, designed to house two clubs simultaneously or operate as one large social or community space.

This project was completed in February 2018.

Riverside Park

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Upgrades to the playspace and carpark at Riverside Park. These improvements compliment the Pirate Ship playspace built in 2014, and are an initiative from the Maribyrnong River Master Plan. Check out the upgrade in this video.

This project was completed in January 2018.

Travancore Park shared path

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Cyclists and park lovers now get to experience Travancore Park more safely with the opening of a new shared path.

The 3 metre wide concrete path runs along the edge of the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail and features a barrier fence between the path and embankment, a path link to Myrnong Crescent, seating relocated to a more shady location and an additional drinking fountain. This is part of our commitment to developing open spaces that encourage and support walking and cycling. Watch this video to see the new path. 

This project was completed in November 2017.

 

Pridham Plaza

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The improved plaza includes bespoke seating areas, planting, feature paving, lighting, outdoor Wi-Fi, bike repair station, three phase power for outdoor performances and artwork by local artist Majed Fayad. Watch the fly-through video highlighting these features.

The refurbished plaza officially opened on Friday, 10 November 2017.

Bloomfield Road

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This project involved installing a raised platform at the Bloomfield Road and The Crescent intersection and installing a direct shared path under the railway line overpass on the east approach to The Crescent in Ascot Vale.

The Bloomfield Road underpass is an important east-west connection for pedestrians and cyclists commuting to Middle Street and Queens Avenue. The new underpass provides separate bike lanes and a pedestrian path which minimises conflict between pedestrians and cyclists. The new raised platform intersection treatment slows vehicles approaching the intersection, making it safer for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the street.

Finally, the lighting at the underpass was upgraded which has enhanced visibility and made it safer to use the underpass.

This project was completed in August 2017.

New dog park at Alf Pearce Reserve

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We opened Moonee Valley's very first dog park at Alf Pearce Reserve in Strathmore, providing our four-legged friends with a permanent fenced area to socialise, explore and play off-lead. The design was carefully considered to incorporate best practise principals for dog parks and included advice from veterinary experts. Watch this video to see how it's been embraced by the community.

The dog park opened in July 2017.

Washington Street treatments from St Therese’s Construction of two road humps and threshold treatment at Buckley Street.  
McNamara Avenue Wombat Crossing Improves safety and encourages walking by connecting the shared path across McNamara Avenue.

Recently completed road works

Road name  Location  Suburb 
McNamara Avenue Fullarton Road to King Street Airport West 
Keilor Road Newman Street to Hanson Street Niddrie
Clarinda Road Park Street to Buckley Street Essendon
Park Street Clarinda Road to Leslie Road Moonee Ponds
Leslie Road  Park Street to Stanley Street Essendon
Last updated: Friday, 21 June 2019, 4:11 PM