Published: 12 Jul 2021
Players and spectators will benefit from a major makeover to Ringwood’s RO Spencer Pavilion at Jubilee Park.
A $2 million Victorian Government investment plus a $1.5 million Maroondah City Council investment has been allocated for a major upgrade to Ringwood’s RO Spencer Pavilion at Jubilee Park, a hugely popular sporting and recreation precinct that hosts baseball, football, cricket, tennis, croquet, cricket, football and soccer clubs.
Due for completion this month, the $3.5 million transformation will deliver improved accessibility and provide female friendly change rooms to accommodate the growth in female sports participants and those with disabilities. It will also provide a space for social and event activities including a balcony, as well as a designated office area.
The pavilion redevelopment – taking in feedback from existing user groups and the community – is part of a broader precinct enhancement that will see longer-term upgrades which will benefit the community throughout the decades.
Council on board
Maroondah Mayor and Jubilee Ward Councillor Mike Symon said “thank you to everyone who contributed their ideas and input during our community and stakeholder engagement. Your feedback has helped us to establish an exciting vision and clearer direction for Jubilee Park, as well as to identify improvement works that will take place over the short, medium and long term.
“Council undertook extensive discussions with stakeholders and two rounds of community consultation to facilitate the development of the Jubilee Park Enhancement Plan and the majority of the feedback has been encouragingly positive.”
Enhanced accessibility will form a major benchmark of the redevelopment.
To achieve that, the entrance to Jubilee Park will be widened to allow for improved vehicle and pedestrian access. These works will incorporate a new pathway that will enable safe access for pedestrians to enter from Gardini Avenue to the sporting facilities.
Jubilee Park will remain as one of Victoria’s premier sporting precincts for decades to come.