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CBD Revitalisation - Melville Oval

CBD Revitalisation - Melville Oval Buildings, Grandstand and Market Plaza

Overview

Council has adopted the Hamilton Central Business Area Activation Master Plan in May 2020, which looks at increasing participation and activation of Hamilton CBD through investment in public places and spaces. The aim of the Master Plan is to create public spaces that promote recreation and economic stimulus.

The Melville Oval redevelopment has been identified as a key part of the implementation of this strategy. The redevelopment offers widespread benefits for both structured recreation and passive recreation through the creation of green, active community spaces and safe linkages to the central business district. The redevelopment is expected to create a sense of community and economic transfer.

Key Features

Key features include:

New clubrooms, function centre and heritage grandstand

  • Refurbished grandstand and extension for football clubrooms and change rooms

  • New function centre annexe with netball clubrooms and change rooms

  • Visual hierarchy between heritage and new to be maintained

  • Viewing remains from the grandstand

  • Existing clubrooms adaptively re-used as football change rooms


Relocated Netball Courts

  • Two new netball courts to competition standard

  • Viewing areas

  • Landscaping


Nature Playground

  • Indigenous ‘Marngrook’ story elements

  • Universal designed

  • Nature based play


Market Plaza

  • New events space

Current Status

Detailed design is currently being undertaken.

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