Councillor Sean O'Reilly standing in front of the Ross Reserve Athletics track

Cr Sean O'Reilly - Springvale North Ward (Council News Article July 2024)

Councillor Sean O'Reilly standing in front of the Ross Reserve Athletics track

Greater Dandenong has many top-class sporting facilities and one of these is Ross Reserve in Noble Park.

Some time ago Council carried out extensive consultation with the community to create the Ross Reserve Masterplan to ensure the space meets the community’s needs for years to come. I am happy to report that we have implemented a lot of these changes and recently completed some major upgrades.

Opened late in 2023, the $10.8 million Ross Reserve Sports Pavilion serves many local clubs and is the home ground of the Noble Park Junior Football Club, Springvale City Soccer Club, Sandown Lions Football Club, EMC
Sports Club, Noble Park Cricket Club and Parkfield Cricket Club.

Football Victoria Referees will benefit with this new facility as will Reclink Australia, which runs programs to increase sporting opportunities for at risk youth.

New installations across the two ovals include 100-lux LED lighting with upgraded cabling, power supply and switchboard, and new scoreboards.

Works on the new synthetic soccer pitch has also been completed. The project included perimeter fencing, two coaches’ boxes, a technical box, floodlighting for the pitch to 200 lux and associated landscaping around the new pitch to integrate it with the surrounds and link with the new pavilion.

The highly anticipated athletics track redevelopment has just been completed. It now meets World Athletics Standards and can now accommodate regional and some state athletics competitions.

I would like to encourage all our residents to take a stroll around Ross Reserve to discover all the wonderful new improvements. The benefit of having top class sporting facilities in your own backyard can not be overstated. From a swim at NPAC, a kick of the footy or soccer ball or even a run on the athletics track, our community should be proud of these upgrades and get out and use all these facilities.

I am always open to hearing from residents about their issues in Springvale North Ward and across our city. You can contact me via email at or phone 0422 523 258.