Henry Turner South Reserve Pavilion Receives special commendation

Published on 23 May 2024

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Council’s Henry Turner South Reserve Pavilion Redevelopment received a special commendation from Parks and Leisure Victoria at the Community Facility of the Year Awards.

The recognition highlights Council’s commitment to community engagement, sustainability, and innovation in creating accessible and inclusive spaces for all.

The redevelopment project, saw the outdated pavilion at Henry Turner South Reserve in Footscray replaced, addressing the need for modern, flood-resistant facilities, while meeting the diverse needs of the community.

City of Maribyrnong Mayor Cr Cuc Lam said the new multipurpose pavilion embodies our dedication to fostering a vibrant and inclusive community.

"We are honoured to be recognised with this commendation, which acknowledges the collaborative effort and dedication by all stakeholders involved in this project”, said Mayor Lam. “The innovative design and community-centric approach of the Henry Turner South Reserve Pavilion exemplifies our commitment to creating sustainable and inclusive spaces”.

"We are proud to see the positive impact this facility has already had on our community, and we look forward to continuing to serve the needs of our residents."

The project, with a total cost of $8.3 million, was co-funded with the State Government.

Key features of the Pavilion include:

  • modern, universally designed facilities catering to all ages and genders
  • four large change rooms with gender-neutral amenities
  • a commercial kitchen and large multipurpose community social space
  • enhanced spectator seating and accessible public toilets
  • improved connectivity to existing amenities such as tennis courts and Victoria University Footscray Park Campus, fostering greater community connection and participation
  • environmentally sustainable design elements, including solar panels and stormwater harvesting
  • flood-resistant design, in partnership with the local water authority to mitigate flood threats


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