Seabrook Reserve is set to undergo a $20 million upgrade. The project includes a range of sporting and recreational opportunities for the community to play, relax, explore and exercise.
The State Rugby League and Community Centre will be the home of National Rugby League Victoria and local club, Northern Thunder, and will also provide access to the facilities for the Melbourne Storm NRLW (National Rugby League Women's Premiership) for training and some matches. It will provide a venue for young Victorians to progress from grassroots competition to, potentially, the Melbourne Storm.
The Reserve will include a new training and administrative base for the National Rugby League (NRL) Victoria and Touch Football Victoria. The State Rugby League and Community Centre (pavilion) will accommodate female friendly amenities and upgraded sporting facilities, including rugby league pitches and touch football fields.
A Funding Agreement between the State of Victoria, NRL Victoria and Hume City Council was entered into in September 2018 to deliver contributions towards the development of the State Rugby League and Community Centre. Additionally, this Funding Agreement ensures ARLC Vic Limited commitment to a tenancy arrangement for part of Seabrook Reserve. The New Lease will be for a term of 30 years which includes the occupancy of, and responsibility for, a part of the pavilion and access to the show pitch. The other playing fields may also be accessed for events and or matches.
This project will deliver hundreds of jobs during construction, plus ongoing permanent roles. It is expected that the Rugby League State Community Centre will open in 2023.
Informing the community
Council informed the community of the intention to sign a new lease for a period of 30 years with the ARLC Vic Limited. Questions could be emailed by 5pm Wednesday 28 July 2021: