20 January 2023

Community Update

Designs have been released for new soccer facilities as part of North East Link Program's massive investment in local sport.

The facilities will be located at 27–59 Templestowe Road and will cater for hundreds of players from local teams, as well as the local community.

Development Victoria will deliver the project, and site investigations will start in February with major construction to follow. The fields will be ready for use in 2024.

The new soccer facilities are in addition to North East Link Program's initial $68 million investment into local sports upgrades.

Fast facts

3 soccer fields

  • 2 natural turf pitches and 1 synthetic pitch

Sports pavilion

  • spectator seating and inclusive facilities for all ages and genders

Car park

  • 176 spaces

Walking and cycling connections

  • better access for locals to the new community space and Yarra River

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Download the fact sheet to view the map of the work area.


What can I expect during construction?

As we build the new soccer facilities, there will be some impacts to the community, including increased noise, dust and vibration near the work site.

These impacts will be closely managed during works and must comply with several strict requirements, including adhering to applicable noise limits.

We’ll continue to keep the community up to date with construction activity and any disruptions.

Who will have access to the site once the new facilities have been built?

Manningham Council will manage the new facilities which will be used by local sports clubs and open to the community for use outside of training and matches, in line with council’s allocation policy.

Will any trees need to be removed?

Works have been carefully planned and designed to avoid tree removal as much as possible, but some trees in the area will need to be removed to build the new soccer facilities.

Areas identified as home to threatened fauna species will be protected and not impacted by the final design or construction.

For every tree that needs to removed, 2 will be replanted. Across the wider North East Link Program, more than 30,000 trees will be planted in one of the biggest tree planting programs for a major transport project in Victoria.

Where can I get more information and see the latest designs?

You can see our designs on the North East Link website, or at our North East Link project hub in Watsonia. You can contact us via email at community@northeastlink.vic.gov.au and via telephone on 1800 105 105.

Key dates

  • Mid 2022: design and planning approvals finalised
  • Early 2023: construction begins
  • 2024: new facilities open for use

This information is current at the time of publication, however changes may occur. Please visit our website for the latest updates.