The rebuild of Woodville Hockey Club’s clubrooms has commenced and is expected to be completed by September 2021. This exciting project will deliver expanded and significantly improved facilities for our members, community, visiting teams and other valued users of our facility.  

Help us raise funds for furniture and equipment here.

Need to know – the latest (updated 30 April 2021):

  • Mykra Pty Ltd have been appointed as the builder to lead this exciting project which is being delivered by the City of Charles Sturt. 
  • Our pitch and grass grounds will remain available throughout the season, but there maybe some limitations in place. Make sure to follow our facebook page for the latest news.  
  • Temporary toilets are available for both training and game days, however facilities are limited. There are no dedicated changerooms available.  
  • We are still committed to providing a great experience for all those who will be visiting our grounds to play or cheer on family and friends. Look out for our pop-up bar and ‘A Little Peckish’ a vanteen version of our usual canteen ‘Peckish’. 
  • Ground access is via the north-western gate. There has been a minor reduction in carparking spaces so make sure you arrive early. Please be considerate of our neighbours when parking in streets.  
  • Refer to our Game Day page for more information on ground access. Covid safe rules are still in place. 

About the project

Woodville Hockey Club commenced proactively working towards an upgrade of our outdated clubrooms in 2017. Extensive engagement with members, our local community and the City of Charles Sturt, via patron and long-time supported Cr Oanh Nguyen, resulted in the allocation of $20,000 from the City of Charles Sturt in 2019/20 to explore options and develop concept designs.  

In September 2020, the City of Charles Sturt announced the allocation of $1 million to support a full demolition and rebuild. Funding is being provided from the federal government’s COVID economic stimulus package. We acknowledge the City of Charles Sturt in providing this much needed funding. It is a significant investment in our club’s future and will enable us to continue to grow and attract new members and users.  

We look forward to our upgraded clubrooms providing a welcome and inclusive space that supports local recreation and community life. The new clubroom design was developed using the original feedback from the club community, as well as the practical needs and functions of the building to service the community. It will include:  

  • 4 changerooms 
  • New bar, canteen and office facilities 
  • Views of the synthetic pitch from the bar and multipurpose space 
  • Improved accessibility  

FAQs – your questions answered: 

Who will be managing the build? 

The City of Charles Sturt will be project managing the build process. Mykra Pty Ltd has been appointed as the builder and has control and responsibility for the specific clubrooms site.  WHC will continue to have responsibility for the management of the pitch and grass playing fields.  

Where is the funding being sourced from? 

City of Charles Sturt funding allocation from the Federal Government, through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program ‘COVID Stimulus package’. 

When is the demolition and build likely to start and finish? 

The build started in April and is expected to be completed by September.   

Will the building look exactly as proposed? 

Following the appointment of the builder, detailed building design will commence. There may need to be some minor adjustment to the building design to ensure the project is completed within the allocated budget.  

Are the plans draft concept designs or finalised? 

The City of Charles Sturt Council commissioned the plans and design work in consultation with the Woodville Hockey Club with careful consideration of the current and anticipated future needs of the club and community.  

What is included in the build? 

Building structure, plus verandahs and associated paving, standard fixtures and fittings, commercial grade floor coverings, heating and cooling. 

What isn’t included in the build? 

Furniture and effects including whitegoods and other similar equipment. 

The building work will clash with the Winter Hockey season. Will the synthetic hockey pitch be accessible during this time? 

All efforts are being made to retain full access to the synthetic hockey pitch for the duration of the build including water and lighting. Access is from the  North Western gates. 

Will there be any temporary facilities during the build? 

Temporary toilets are available in the car park area for the duration of the build. There are no dedicated changerooms. Pop-up bar and canteen facilities will be available on most days when Woodville plays. 

Will the grass fields be accessible during the build? 

Whilst there is likely to be disruption during the build, all efforts will be made to minimise the impact to the playing fields so these can continue to be utilised for sport and recreational activities. 

Who will be responsible for running and maintaining the new facilities? 

Woodville Hockey Club Inc will continue to occupy and run the facilities/grounds under licence from the City of Charles Sturt Council.  Woodville Hockey Club will own the building for the lifetime of the asset. 

Can other users enjoy the facilities? 

Other community groups currently hire or sub-licence the facilities and these types of arrangements can continue. 

As a member of the Woodville Hockey Club, how can I help?  

We will be calling on the support and input of our members to help to ensure that we are able to open clubrooms with all the furniture and effects that the new space requires. Help us raise funds for furniture and equipment here.  

Need to know more? 

Contact your friendly committee member or email rebecca@woodvillehockeyclub.com.au