Capital Works Update - Spring 2019

Published on 10 September 2019


There's lots of improvement works happening around our City, find out what is happening near you!

Scovel Reserve Pavilion Redevelopment

The $2.95 million Scovell Reserve Pavilion redevelopment project, funded in partnership between Council and the State Government, is progressing well with the structural steel framing, internal carpentry, and roofing now complete. External walls and doors and window frames will be installed next, followed by internal plastering and installation of services.

Upon completion in February 2020, this sports facility will be home to both the Footscray United Cricket Club and Maidstone United Soccer Clubs, and will be made available for community use. It will feature both male and female changing rooms with amenities, a commercial kitchen, and a large multi-purpose room for club activities and functions.

The new works will also be complimented by fresh landscaping and an extension of the existing pedestrian footpath that will add to the community’s enjoyment of Scovell Reserve.

Footscray Hockey Centre

Local hockey players will be able to enjoy the new facilities of the recently completed Footscray Hockey Centre which features a commercial grade kitchen, new players’ amenities, first aid room, an umpire’s room, plus accessible toilets and showers.

Yarraville Library Closure

Yarraville Library will be undergoing works to renew the roof and drainage systems. To ensure the works are carried out in a timely manner and to a high standard, the library will be closed for the duration of the works.

As such, Yarraville Library will be closed from Monday 26 August and will reopen Monday 23 September. The return chute will be closed for the duration of the works and loan periods will be adjusted accordingly.

Church Street Children’s Centre

Construction is now complete on the new Church Street Children's Centre, which will offer 98 places in the new double storey facility that will provide child care with integrated kindergarten and sessional kindergarten in modern learning spaces.

The service providers (ECMS) and Council are working closely together to support a transition plan to enable the service, currently operating at the Maribyrnong Community Centre, return to the new building.

ECMS is required to work through a number of steps with State and Federal Government Departments to enable the right approvals and processes to be set up before the service can return to its Church St location. It is anticipated this will occur by October 2019, with service provision for 3 and 4 year old sessional kindergarten commencing in 2020.

Families wishing to register for either kindergarten or long day care should do so via or call the Council’s Early Years Team on 9688 0166.

Pipemakers Park Building 2

Works are now complete on the Victorian Heritage Register listed Pipemakers Park Building 2, formerly known as the Preserving Department Building, which was originally constructed circa 1875.

The rectification works on the bluestone building included repairs to make it structurally stable, accessible and weatherproof.

This project is Stage 1 of a series of planned works across the Pipemakers Park precinct and was partly-funded by a grant from the Living Heritage Grants Program.

Footscray Park Picnic Shelter

Just in time for the warmer weather, Footscray Park is now home to two new picnic shelters complete with BBQs and seating. Set along the Maribyrnong River, locals will be able to soak in views of Flemington Racecourse and Melbourne CBD while utilising the barbequing facilities.