Werribee’s sporting clubs will soon have a bigger and better space to get together and stay active thanks to the redevelopment of the Galvin Park Football Netball Cricket Pavilion, backed by the Victorian Government.

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today joined local representatives and the community to turn the sod at the facility. The project is made possible by a $2 million investment from the Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund and a $1 million investment from the Local Sports Infrastructure Fund.

Werribee is home to wide range of sporting clubs as well as fitness classes and community groups who use the Galvin Park Pavilion. The Pavilion is located near the Galvin Park Soccer Reserve which is Wyndham City Council’s largest soccer facility.

The upgraded two-storey pavilion will feature accessible spaces including female friendly change rooms, a community room, kitchenette, shower rooms and umpire change rooms to encourage more community growth and development.

These upgrades will also provide a path for sporting clubs and other community groups to better serve the needs of the Werribee community through a larger and higher quality space. This includes the 480 Werribee Central Sports and Youth Clubs members.

The Galvin Park Oval LED lighting project is also complete thanks to a $200,000 investment from the Government’s Country Football and Netball Program, a $146,500 contribution from Wyndham City Council, and $56,752 from the Werribee Central Sports and Youth Club.

Since 2015, Wyndham City Council has received a total of $45 million to deliver 30 projects through the Growing Suburbs Fund.

Through its 2023/24 Budget, the Victorian Government is investing another $10 million in the Growing Suburbs Fund to support the delivery of critical local infrastructure in Melbourne’s fastest-growing communities. This funding is part of an $18.9 million investment to support suburbs across the city.

Mr Pallas acknowledged Wyndham City Council for its commitment to delivering the Galvin Park Football Netball Cricket Pavilion redevelopment and financial contribution of $1.63 million.

To learn more about the Growing Suburbs Fund, visit suburbandevelopment.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas

“These upgrades will ensure that the local community is supported with a high quality space that provides a new avenue for physical activity particularly with girls and women’s sport participation.”

“From cricket to netball, sport is at the heart of so many of our communities and this redevelopment will go  above and beyond to help our community stay active and achieve their goals.”