HAPPY New Year to all our supporters!
Please refer below for the latest update from Stonnington Council regarding the redevelopment of Toorak Park - as you will read, it's really starting to take shape!
The oval and the surrounding area around the oval is now open to the public, so feel free to go and enjoy your own site-visit. As mentioned in previous updates, as there will be no pavilion at Toorak Park in 2024, we have decided to remain based at DW Lucas Oval at Dunlop St, East Malvern for season 2024. We will continue to provide further updates in the coming months.
Progress to Date
We’ve just ticked over a year since works began on the Toorak Park pavilion, sports oval and lighting project and we’re well on the way to delivering some exciting new community facilities.
The sports oval and lighting upgrade is now complete and we welcome sport back to Toorak Park from January. This stage of the project saw the sports oval reshaped and enlarged, new drainage, irrigation and cricket wickets installed and the oval completely returfed. We also built new lighting towers and installed low spill, energy-efficient LEDs to meet the standard required for AFL amateur competition and practice.
Following completion of the oval and lighting upgrade, in November 2023 construction moved to the pavilion with site excavation, civil works and concrete pours for pavilion footings happening throughout December, ahead of the pavilion slab being poured – planned for early 2024.
Toorak Park aerial view - November 2023.
What's coming up
With the oval complete, the focus is now on the installation of temporary change rooms, powering up the scoreboard and completing the perimeter landscaping.
Pavilion construction works will also ramp up with the concrete slab to be poured and precast concrete walls installed.
Delivery of the precast concrete panels will result in increased truck movements on Orrong Road and may cause some minor traffic delays. Every effort will be made to keep this to a minimum.
Toorak Park pavilion perspective from oval.
Toorak Park pavilion perspective from Orrong Road.
Toorak Park sports oval is now open.
Areas around the pavilion construction site are closed and fenced off.
Victory Square park and playground remain open. Victory Square park will close for several months from February 2024 for turf remediation works. For more information visit the Victory Square project page.
Watch the works
Select the photo gallery and see the works progress.
November 2023 to late-2024 - Pavilion construction.