About the project

    Why are we building a new facility?

    Manningham Council together with the community determined the need for a new sporting pavilion facility at Schramms Reserve.

    The construction of the pavilion at Deep Creek Reserve directly aligns with Manningham City Council’s Active for Life Recreation Strategy 2010-2025 (Reviewed in 2019). The proposed design will provide a flexible, and durable space for recreation so we can meet the needs of our growing community. Building further capacity for our community to participate in sport and leisure will help us to continue fostering an environment of inclusion and will better accommodate the needs of Doncaster Baseball Club.

    When will construction commence?

    Works commence in January 2022 and will be completed by June 2023, subject to tender submissions and if there are no unforeseen circumstances like COVID-19 restrictions.

    What sort of ecologically sustainable development (ESD) initiatives were considered?

    Manningham strongly considers conserving and enhancing our community's resources so we ensure our ecological choices together with our processes are well maintained, now and into our future. We have designed the pavilion to accommodate the following ESD initiatives:

    1. Solar PV systems and energy efficiency
    2. Passive design features
    3. Eco-friendly, sustainable material specifications

    What will the new facility include?

    The pavilion has been designed as a new modern space to include an upgrade to the change rooms and amenities, a new social space, kiosk, storage and new umpire change rooms. All of the public amenities refurbishments will comply with Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) requirements. The entire pavilion will meet with Baseball Australia Club Facility Resource Guide and Regulations for New Baseball Fields, and Sport and Recreation Victoria's Design for Everyone Guide.

About the works

    When will the works occur?

    Works will occur on site in line with Environmental Protection Agency guidelines between: 7.00am to 6.00pm on weekdays 7.00am to 1.00pm on Saturdays. Please note, works outside of these hours may be required, if necessary.

    Will there be any disruptions to current facilities/reserve?

    The existing pavilion will be demolished. Formalised sport at the site will be able to continue during construction. The work site will be safely cordoned off during construction.

    How will the new facility be managed?

    The facility will be managed via Manningham’s online process used to allocate seasonal sports, IMS.

    Which groups will use the new facility?

    The Doncaster Baseball Club are the primary tenant and user group of the Deep Creek Reserve facility all year round.

    What is the budget?

    The Capital Works Program indicates $2.8 million including $480,000 contribution from the Victorian Government, and $55,000 from the Doncaster Baseball Club.