Multi-Sport Stadium

Council is developing a Multi-Sport Stadium (MSS) at John Cain Memorial Park in Thornbury.

The facility will have four indoor courts for a range of sports such as netball, basketball, badminton and volleyball and will be five-star Green Star rated.

We’re building the MSS to enhance the health and well-being of Darebin residents by helping more people to get involved in sport and physical activity.


What’s happened so far?

A Major Regional Leisure Facilities Feasibility Study was conducted in 2014, which highlighted the lack of indoor sporting infrastructure in the south of Darebin.

John Cain Memorial Park was selected as the preferred location in 2017.

The MSS is one of Council’s 16 big actions that was identified as a priority by the Darebin community.


What’s next?

The first phase of this project is underway, with the construction of four new outdoor netball courts. Expected to be complete in mid-2020, these courts will cater to the high demand for quality netball facilities within Darebin.

Council awarded the contract to develop the design of the MSS to Brand Architects in April 2019. We are now working on the design of the 4-court indoor stadium, which will be a five-star Green Star rated building.

Conversations with the community and stakeholders will continue throughout the project. Stay tuned and subscribe (on the right) to be kept up to date on the project.

Council is developing a Multi-Sport Stadium (MSS) at John Cain Memorial Park in Thornbury.

The facility will have four indoor courts for a range of sports such as netball, basketball, badminton and volleyball and will be five-star Green Star rated.

We’re building the MSS to enhance the health and well-being of Darebin residents by helping more people to get involved in sport and physical activity.


What’s happened so far?

A Major Regional Leisure Facilities Feasibility Study was conducted in 2014, which highlighted the lack of indoor sporting infrastructure in the south of Darebin.

John Cain Memorial Park was selected as the preferred location in 2017.

The MSS is one of Council’s 16 big actions that was identified as a priority by the Darebin community.


What’s next?

The first phase of this project is underway, with the construction of four new outdoor netball courts. Expected to be complete in mid-2020, these courts will cater to the high demand for quality netball facilities within Darebin.

Council awarded the contract to develop the design of the MSS to Brand Architects in April 2019. We are now working on the design of the 4-court indoor stadium, which will be a five-star Green Star rated building.

Conversations with the community and stakeholders will continue throughout the project. Stay tuned and subscribe (on the right) to be kept up to date on the project.

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