The Victorian Government is getting on with delivering a brand-new sports centre in the heart of Melbourne’s inner-north with works now underway on the much needed multi-purpose facility in Fitzroy.
The Fitzroy Gasworks Sports Centre will comprise four multi-purpose courts over two levels, a 1,000-plus square metre gymnasium, café and lounge area, community facilities, change rooms, umpire change rooms, foyer and reception.
The innovative sports centre is being constructed by Built Environs on the Fitzroy Gasworks site, with major construction expected to generate approximately 150 jobs and scheduled to be completed in early 2024.
The new sports centre will be designed and constructed to integrate with the two indoor sports courts of the Wurun Senior Campus, which opened this year, to enable shared use and create a six-court facility outside of school hours.
The vertical design of the centre is in response to the demand for sports facilities in built-up inner-city areas – providing room for a range of local sports clubs including the Collingwood Basketball Association.
The Victorian Government is investing $49.5 million in the project, with the remaining $5 million coming from Yarra City Council, who will manage the centre once open.
The project is a partnership between the Department of Transport Infrastructure, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (Sport and Recreation Victoria), Development Victoria as the delivery agency and Yarra City Council as funding partner and operator.
The project forms part of the Government’s vision for the Fitzroy Gasworks Precinct to create a new neighbourhood that will be home for more than a thousand families.
Visit the Fitzroy Gasworks project page for more information.
Updated on 26 May 2023