The La Trobe Sports Park is an exciting investment by the University which will transform Melbourne’s north to provide a regional sporting precinct that will be able to support mass participation events, regular grass roots sports competitions and active recreation opportunities for community members.
TSA is providing project management services across the three stages of the project. The roles we are undertaking are varied. Upfront responsibilities include masterplanning, design and value management, along with procuremtn and the development and administration of tenders and contracts. We are looking after the planning and projgram management, project monitoring and reporting and acting as superintendent. Though all stages we are actively managing stakeholder engagement.
Located on 60 hectares in the south-west corner of the University’s campus in Bundoora, the scope for each stage includes:
- Stage 1 – Design coordination and construction delivery of a scope of works including the relocation of an existing substation, and establishment / commissioning of a new substation room and switch room; demolition of the existing pavilion and construction of a new pavilion; new senior AFL oval, and new synthetic football / soccer pitch; temporary facilities; demolition, and softscape / hardscape landscaping works.
- Stage 2 – Design coordination and construction delivery of a scope of works including a pedestrian connection and crossing (subject to VicRoads approval); new sports, research and teaching building, including 6 community courts, teaching / research facilities and change room facilities and a 500kWh inverter capacity solar array designed to achieve a 5 Star Green Star rating; adjoining plaza; and associated landscaping.
- Stage 3 – Anticipated delivery of a scope of works (pending approval by La Trobe University) including; an extension to the Sports, Research and Teaching building to include 3 no. community courts; conversion of 3 no. community courts to show courts; a range of new pitches for hockey, football, rugby and junior AFL; a new baseball diamond; adjoining new pavilions (football and hockey); a new sports drive and associated infrastructure; and associated lighting and landscaping.
Stages 1 and 2 were completed in December 2018 and Stage 3 is set for completion in December 2020. Once complete, it will be a unique environment for elite sport programmes and organisations to be supported by some of Australia’s world-class sport, exercise and rehabilitation researchers.