Council has awarded a contract for the redevelopment of the Trentham Sportsground Reserve Pavilion to Ballarat-based company 4Front Construction. Construction works began in December 2021.

Thank you to user groups and community members who have assisted with the project getting to construction stage.

The Pavilion will accommodate sports club use and broader community functions and events. It will have universal access, a family-friendly design and gender neutral changerooms.

Users and visitors to the new Pavilion will find:

  • Female-friendly player and umpire change rooms with connected amenities
  • A multipurpose function room with retractable room dividers
  • Administration, small meeting and first aid space
  • An upgraded kitchen, canteen and bar facilities
  • Upgraded internal amenities with new external public facilities with a baby change table
  • Furniture and equipment storage space
  • Outdoor spectator areas

The Trentham Sports Ground Reserve Pavilion Redevelopment Project is being developed by Council in partnership with the Victorian Government.

Trentham Pavilion

Artists impression


The redevelopment of the Trentham Sportsground Pavilion will be a welcoming and inclusive community facility that through contemporary universal access, gender equity and family-friendly design, will improve sports club use and broader multi-purpose community meeting space needs.

The sportsground supports the function of junior and senior, male and female football, cricket and netball, as well as providing a venue for large community and private events. The project will improve the internal lay-out of the pavilion to better accommodate club operations, match day experience and hiring of the pavilion for broader community activities and events. Importantly it will also provide gender equitable changerooms.

In developing the concept schematic design Council worked with a design architect and users of the sportsground. The schematic design has the endorsement of user groups, Council and potential Victorian State Government funding partners. The design complies with AFL Victoria and Cricket Victoria facility guidelines for a local club level facility.

Sport and Recreation Victoria has committed $2.062 million towards the project as part of the Community Sport Infrastructure Stimulus Program. Council has committed $413,000.

Project Update - October 2022

The Pavilion is really taking shape with external brickwork and cladding now complete and internal plastering and services installation underway. The next stages of the redevelopment include the installation of the concrete veranda installation and other civil works.

Due to unforeseen delays, the project completion has been pushed back to early 2023.

Project Update - September 2022

Current progress on the Trentham Pavilion includes completion of the roofing works and the installation of windows. The windows to the existing social space have been increased to floor level, allowing more light to flood-into the space and improve the view to the oval. Brickwork and plastering will commence soon, followed by civil works and decking of the veranda.

Project Update - August 2022

Construction is progressing nicely, with roofing works near-complete, unifying the new structure with the old.

Electrics and plumbing are ready-to-site and internal wall frames built.

The next stage will include external cladding, installation of windows and doors, internal services rough-in and construction of the front veranda to get us to lock-up stage.

The Pavilion is now looking to re-open late November.

Project Update - June 2022

Construction is on track with works to be completed later this year.

Sections of the steel frame are now in place and the framework for the external veranda will soon be installed to bring the structure together.

A delay with coordinating works with PowerCor has lead to the expected completion date being extended to the end of October 2022.

Temporary facilities have been installed for the football and netball seasons and will remain so while the project is underway.

Contact Us

Should you have questions or just want to learn more about this project, contact our Project Manager:

Name Elizabeth Atkin