Construction of the new Community Hub will commence in early 2021 and is expected to be completed by mid-2022.
Lord Reserve features three sports grounds utilised by community sporting clubs including Glen Eira Football Club and Carnegie South Cricket Club. Lord Reserve also features a perimeter walking path for a casual stroll around the open space. With neighbouring Koornang Park and Carnegie Swim Centre, these locations team together to create a range of leisure opportunities in one convenient place.
The Lord Reserve Koornang Park Masterplan (PDF, 36MB) identifies actions for the regeneration of Lord Reserve which will see many significant improvements to the area over the coming years. As part of this Masterplan, the existing sports pavilions and cricket training nets will be demolished to make way for a new single storey pavilion.
An action from the Masterplan is to redevelop the existing sports pavilions. These works are now underway and have seen the relocation of the cricket training nets to the north east corner of the reserve and removal of the existing barbecue area and two trees. Further actions from the Masterplan will see significant plantings and a future rebuild of the barbecue area.
Construction of a new sports pavilion to service the sportsgrounds, sports clubs and provide public toilet facilities.
The new facility will incorporate:
a social space with glazed viewing elevation onto the sportsgrounds
changing rooms and amenities to service the three sportsgrounds
a covered external viewing platform
The total project cost is $4.5 million with funding contributions from:
- Victorian Government — $1 million