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Painted Hills Recreation Reserve and Soccer Fields

We're developing a community pavilion and soccer fields at Painted Hills Recreation Reserve, on the corner of Eminence Boulevard and Painted Hills Road, Doreen.

Soccer club expression of interest

Expressions of interest are open for a soccer club to establish at this reserve.

Interested groups are invited to tour the new facility and make a submission by Friday 28 July.

To request a copy of the expression of interest, please contact our Sports Club and Facilities Coordinator on sportsgrounds@whittlesea.vic.gov.au.

All prospective applicants must attend one of the open for inspection sessions:

  • Wednesday 10 July from 6–8pm
  • Saturday 20 July from 10am–12 noon

Location: Corner Eminence Boulevard and Painted Hills Road in Doreen

Key dates

  • Expressions of interest are open for submission from: 1 July–28 July
  • Invitations to successful EOI applicants to submit full application: early August
  • Full application submission time: early to late August
  • Review and interview prospective clubs: September
  • Announcement and notification of new club: early November
  • New tenant takes occupancy: December 2019

Selection criteria

Prospective tenant clubs must respond to selection criteria. The selection panel will assess all applications based on the following:

  • Proposed club details including (10%):
    • Club name
    • Club representatives and office bearers
    • Club affiliation and proposed teams
    • Club colours and logo
  • Club vision (25%)
  • Club background check (10%)
  • Club development (35%)
  • Budget Development (15%)
  • Proposed team entries (5%)

What's included

This project will see the construction of a community pavilion and soccer fields including:

  • pavilion and community meeting space
  • soccer pitch - natural turf
  • soccer pitch - synthetic turf
  • field lighting
  • fencing
  • coaches boxes
  • car parking

Project timelines

  • Construction to begin: November 2017
  • Expected completion: December 2019

Project cost

  • Council contribution: $3,450,000
  • Football Federation Australia and the Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund: $650,000
  • Victorian Government's Growing Suburbs Fund: $3,275,000

Total project cost: $7,375,000