Published on 22 February 2022
The Victorian Government has approved plans to redevelop Mornington’s Alexandra Park Pavilion, clearing the way for the creation of a new co-located medical and sporting facility.
Approval of Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme Amendment C263morn means we can now get on with delivering this much-anticipated community asset, in partnership with the Alexandra Park Project Group and The Bays Hospital.
The project will see two old, outdated sports pavilions replaced with one double-storey building covering a similar footprint. When complete, it will provide the four sporting clubs that call Alexandra Park home with modern clubrooms and facilities suited to the needs of all players, officials and spectators.
The new building will also give our community access to medical specialist consulting services, as well as community-focussed health and wellbeing programs.
The Alexandra Park Project Group has committed significant time, energy and resources to getting this project off the ground, including raising $400,000 in community funding.
In 2019, Flinders Federal MP Greg Hunt secured $2.6 million in Federal funding and AFL Victoria has provided a further $100,000. Council has committed to providing the remaining funding to ensure this project goes ahead.
For more information on the Alexandra Park Pavilion redevelopment visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/AlexandraParkPavilion
Quotes attributable to Mayor Anthony Marsh
“I’m thrilled this redevelopment has now been given the green light. It makes perfect sense to co-locate medical and sports facilities in the same building and I’d like to thank Mick Wunderly and the other members of the Alexandra Park Project Group for their vision and foresight.”
“I’d also like to thank Greg Hunt for his efforts in securing $2.6 million for this project. This is an outstanding example of a community-led project that two levels of government have been able to get behind and help bring to fruition. This is what community partnerships are all about.”
“Our residents will benefit for many years to come from this investment in health and wellbeing.”