Morwell Recreation Reserve

Morwell Recreation Reserve will be the centre of excellence for Australian Rules Football in Gippsland.

Upgrades will include construction of a multi-use synthetic oval and upgrades to the existing facilities, change rooms and club rooms, increasing capacity for football locally and at the elite level, with the ability to host AFL and AFLW matches. 

New netball courts and a pavilion to be shared with cricket will be built in line with the high level masterplan previously prepared by Council.

Keegan Street Reserve will also be upgraded and the oval re-shaped to alleviate drainage issues and provide quality facilities for the community.

What’s happening now?

Consultation is underway with Morwell Football Netball Club, Morwell Cricket Club, Morwell Croquet Club, AFL Victoria, Netball Victoria and Gippsland Power to discuss needs and to get feedback on the scope of the project.

Morwell Football Netball Club has confirmed its desire to have the netball courts located as per the masterplan on the eastern side of the main oval. Works on the provision of the new netball courts and amenities are being prioritised for completion for the 2018 season.

Early work with the architect is taking place to determine whether the synthetic field planned for the old caravan park can be made larger to allow more multi-use by a range of user groups year-round.

An updated concept plan for the whole reserve is being undertaken which will detail the new cricket/netball pavilion, ground upgrades for Keegan St oval, upgrades to the grandstand/Morwell Football Netball Club rooms and netball courts and facilities.

Project timeline

Planning and construction: 2017/2018

Stage one netball courts completion: Early-2018

Stage two completion: 2019

Funding: $9 million, funded jointly by the Federal Government ($5 million) and State Government ($4 million)