Mansfield Shire Council is partnering with Mansfield Secondary College to construct a dual court indoor sports stadium and associated facilities.
Mansfield Shire Council is pleased to be partnering with Mansfield Secondary College for the construction of a dual court indoor sports stadium, dual outdoor multipurpose courts, car-parking, school bus turn-around and associated landscaping including paths and lighting.
To better facilitate access to the new facilities View Street will also be upgraded.
Due to increasing demand at the existing Mansfield Sporting Complex, community groups have long been advocating to Council for a dual court indoor sports stadium in the Mansfield Shire.
Embracing the opportunity to work with Mansfield Secondary College and the Department of Education to expand their proposed new single court stadium into a dual court versatile community sports stadium, Council undertook a detailed feasibility study, including a financial business case and was successful in securing $3.4 million in the 19-20 Federal Budget for the construction of a dual court indoor sports stadium and associated infrastructure.
The construction of the new dual court stadium and dual outdoor multipurpose courts is part of the stage two modernisation upgrades for the school and also includes an extension and upgrades to the STEM centre, hospitality classroom and language centre. Through the 2018-2019 Victorian Budget, the Department of Education is investing $4.85 million towards the stage two modernisation works.
The construction will be managed by the Victorian School Building Authority. Construction is expected to commence in early 2020 and be completed by the end of 2020.
A Joint Use Agreement between Council and the Secondary College has been established to formalise the rights and responsibilities of the parties for both the construction and operation of the new facility. The agreement allows for community use of the new facility, which will be managed by Council.
Naming the Sporting Precinct
Appropriate naming is essential to identify locations for managing emergencies and delivering goods and services.
Council is proposing to name the Sporting Precinct at the end of View Street consisting of the new dual court stadium, dual outdoor multipurpose courts and existing playing fields.
Members of the public are encouraged to participate in the naming process by proposing a name for the new facility. Click Here to find out more and propose a name
To improve access to the new Dual Court Stadium at Mansfield Secondary College there will be an upgrade to View Street, including the construction of car parking and a bus turn around facility. Preliminary designs include:
- a carpark consisting of 85 spaces to be located at the end of View Street, between the Dual Court Stadium and the Playing Fields.
- associated with the carpark will be an area that allows school buses to turn-around, eliminating the existing bus route down Reynolds and Finlason Streets
- View Street widening, curb and channel drainage and formalisation of parking including the addition of indented parking to the north-side
- a new round-about at the View Street, Highett Street intersection
These works will be managed by Council and are being funded by Council and a State Government contribution of $600,000 via the Fixing Country Roads Program.
Construction will need to be coordinated with the Victorian School Building Authority stage two modernisation upgrades (including the stadium) and expected to be completed in 2021.