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Fairpark Reserve

Construction on the new Fairpark Reserve multi-purpose facility in Ferntree Gully is complete.

About Fairpark Reserve

Fairpark Reserve is located on Manuka Drive in Ferntree Gully, off Scoresby Road.

The sports hub features the following facilities:

  • large football oval
  • cricket pavilion
  • cricket net
  • netball courts
  • playground
  • shared path along Blind Creek
  • University of the Third Age (U3A) centre.

Project update

The new multi-purpose community facility at Fairpark Reserve was completed in April 2024.

The development aims to:

  • expand and modernise facilities
  • foster new modes of interaction between its users and the broader community
  • respect the valued natural character of Ferntree Gully
  • retain the unique identities of its user groups
  • enhance user experience
  • cater to the recreational and functional needs of its users
  • deliver a diverse benefit to the existing and future Fairpark community.

This new facility will be home to:

  • Knox U3A
  • Johnson Park Cricket Club
  • Fairpark Football Club
  • Fairpark Netball Club.

Upgrades to Fairpark Reserve include:

  • a new multi-purpose facility
  • refurbishment of the existing U3A building
  • increased car parking and landscaping
  • artwork within the reserve
  • removal of the existing sports pavilion
  • netball court renewal works
  • net cricket training facility.

This project is funded by club contributions and grants from:

  • the Australian Government's Community Development program
  • Cricket Australia
  • AFL Victoria
  • Knox City Council.

Project timeline


In 2015, a masterplan for Fairpark Reserve, Ferntree Gully was developed and included a future multi-purpose community facility to accommodate the multiple users groups currently utilising Fairpark Reserve including:

  • University of Third Age (U3A)
  • netball club
  • cricket team
  • football clubs.
2019In 2019, the 4 groups submitted a joint funding application and were successful in gaining an Australian Government grant of $3 million dollars towards the construction of the multi-purpose facility.
August 2021In August 2021, the overall site plan design was refined based on community feedback. Detailed concept design of multi-purpose facility, public use zones around the facility, access to the facility including landscaping, car parking layout was developed.
January 2022

Final plans for Fairpark Reserve have been agreed on and construction is underway. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2023.

Upgrades to the netball courts have been delayed due to industry-wide material supply issues and contract staff shortages. The completion date is currently under review.

The southern carpark will be closed whilst construction work is undertaken.

March 2022 to February 2024

Stage 1: Building and southern carpark works

  • construction of the new facility refurbishment of the existing facility
  • Southern carpark works

Following completion of this stage, user groups will move into the new facility. This is expected to occur in February 2024, with moving into the new building by 25 February 2024.

October 2023 to March 2024

Stage 2: Northern carpark works

  • demolition of existing pavilion and cricket nets
  • extension of northern carpark

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