The Traralgon Sports Stadium (TSS) will be redeveloped and expanded for multi-purpose use, allowing the centre to host large-scale events such as regional, national and international championships.
A four-court extension to the existing stadium featuring a new show court with 3000 capacity spectator seating and associated amenities is the cornerstone of concept plans for the Catterick Crescent site.
New courts will be constructed for netball, basketball, badminton and other indoor sports, including a new show court with spectator seating, in addition to an overhaul of the existing indoor stadium and administration areas.
What’s happening now?
Construction is underway on the Traralgon Sports Stadium redevelopment.
Lead contractor Becon Constructions took control of the site on 18 March, following the completion of early works including an extension to the car park.
The structural frame of the new building is being erected on site by local contractor WELDTEK, using about 320 tonnes of steel.
Once complete – over the course of the next month – the structure will increase the footprint of the complex significantly, almost doubling the size of the existing stadium.
Following this work the concrete slab will be poured in mid to late July.
The new sports hall will be made from sound absorbing materials to reduce noise generated from the stadium.
A new international standard show court will be the centrepiece of the finished stadium, with the ability to seat 3000 spectators making it the largest capacity Victorian indoor sport stadium east of Melbourne.
A total of 292 car parks will also be created at the reserve as part of the project.
A $2 million top-up from Sport and Recreation Victoria’s Community Sports Infrastructure loan scheme has brought the total funding for the centre up to $19 million, with plans to bring the centre to a total of eight compliant courts for local use and to increase its ability to attract and host major events.
A new cricket pavilion will also be developed to service the existing oval and the adjacent school facility for junior activities.
GROW Gippsland and the Industry Capability Network have been engaged to ensure local sub-contractors are used on the build, with a number already involved including:
- Platinum Electricians
- Morrow Plumbing
- M&JM Cook (concrete)
- MTS Excavations
A Project Reference Group (PRG), including community representatives and user groups, has met regularly throughout the planning process and continues to act as a key consultation conduit between Council and community.
Despite some weather delays, the project is currently on track to be finished ahead of schedule in early 2020.
An overview of plans for the Catterick Crescent sporting precinct.
During the current phase of construction, access to the Traralgon Sports Stadium has incurred some minor changes.
After a brief closure over the school holidays (to complete some preliminary works to the existing building), the stadium reopened on 15 July.
The normal entry will no longer be accessible to the public and will become part of the construction site.
Visitors and users should note the following changes:
🏀 Changes to the entry point and reception desk location
🏀 Changes to the small car park in front of the new entry (restricted parking area for facility operations and accessible parking only).