End of financial year recap on Capital Works projects

Published on 14 July 2020


During the last twelve months there has been an array of construction and improvement works happening around our City, find out what has happened near you!  

Stony Creek Pedestrian Footbridge  

Opened to the community in May 2020, the new Stony Creek Pedestrian Footbridge, and connecting ramps and paths, improve community safety and accessibility. It also ensures safe linkages between trails and neighbourhoods on the north and south side of the bridge, and between Cala Street and Beaumont Parade.  

The area is complete with new landscaping, and the project is part the Stony Creek Future Directions Plan, which was endorsed by Council on 25 February 2020.  

You can read more about this project here.  

Quarry Park Mountain Bike Trail

The Quarry Park Mountain Bike Trail is a destination park, one of a kind in the West, it opened in October 2019 and gives mountain biking enthusiasts of various ages and ability the opportunity to test their skills. It’s a family-friendly space with incredible views of the Melbourne skyline.   

The Trail is part of the Quarry Park Masterplan, which was endorsed by Council in December 2016.  

The Quarry Park Mountain Bike Trail project was delivered in a partnership with the Victorian Government through a Community Sports Infrastructure Grant.  

You can read more about this project here.  

Scovell Pavilion

The $2.8 million Scovell Reserve Pavilion redevelopment project is now complete following the demolition of the existing, no longer fit for purpose pavilions. Construction on the new pavilion was completed in February 2020, and will support the growing memberships or Footscray United Cricket Club and Maidstone United Soccer Club. It features four change rooms with unisex amenities, a commercial kitchen, and a large multi-purpose room for club and community activities.

The new pavilion has been complimented by fresh landscaping and an extension of the existing pedestrian footpath which adds to the community’s enjoyment of Scovell Reserve.

The Scovell Reserve Pavilion Upgrade was funded in partnership with the Victorian State Government. 

Church Street Children’s Centre

Construction of the new Church Street Children's Centre, a state of the art education and childcare facility that offers 98 places in the new double storey facility, is complete and the centre opened to the community in early 2020. It provides child care with integrated kindergarten and sessional kindergarten in modern learning spaces.

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

You can read more about this project here.  

Community Centres and Libraries  

Community Centres and Libraries across the City have welcomed a range of upgrades, including roof repairs at Maidstone Community Centre and Yarraville Library. Further improvement works include a new kitchen and bathroom at Maribyrnong Library and Maribyrnong River Children’s Centre; fresh paint, new joinery and floors at Brenbeal Children’s Centre; new shade sails at Maribyrnong Children’s Centre, and new shade sails and an improved acoustic space at Phoenix Youth Centre.  

Sporting facilities and outdoor spaces  

Public outdoor spaces and community sporting facilities across the municipality have received ongoing upgrades to improve community accessibility and usability. Works include upgrades to Kindersmith Reserve with new flooring and roofing for the pavilion, and the construction of new oval LED floodlighting, which help improve usability of the ground for local clubs both day and night.  

Further improvements include new flooring at Henry Turner North Pavilion; a new ceiling and lighting upgrades to Seddon Cricket Club; pavement improvements to Johnson Reserve; new lighting and a new electronic scoreboard at Yarraville Oval, Henry Turner North Reserve and Hansen Reserve; a new external shaded seating area and pavilion upgrades at Rosamond Road Tennis Pavilion; the refurbishment of Footscray Hockey Centre which consisted of new change rooms, amenities, meeting rooms, gym and a commercial kitchen; the upgrade of numerous playgrounds across the City; ground resurfacing and the construction of new LED playing field lighting at Angliss Reserve, and the reconstruction of three stone and timber garden arbours and stone walls at Yarraville Gardens.  

The Kindersmith and Angliss Reserve Floodlight Upgrades are supported by the Victorian State Government.   

Road improvements  

Throughout the year there has been a range of road improvements made to Council-owned streets across the municipality. These improvements include the resurfacing of Dyson Street, West Footscray; Winston Street, Maidstone; Dora Street, Braybrook; and Shackell Street, Kingsville.  

Further works include intersection improvements, which see new raised intersection, roundabouts and pedestrian crossings throughout the community. Cyclists across the municipality now have access to a range of new bicycle routes around the City, including a dedicated path from Footscray to Highpoint. Pedestrian accessibility around the City has also been improved with upgrades to a range of pedestrian paths, including the Maribyrnong River Shared User Path and at Cruickshank Park.  

For more information about Capital Work projects, please on the website: www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au 

Message from the Mayor, Cr Sarah Carter

To ensure our community has access to safe and sustainable infrastructure that meets the needs of our growing population, we have completed a range of construction and improvement works to infrastructure across the City in the last twelve months. It’s great to see our entire community enjoying the benefits of these projects.  

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