The unveiling of Merri-bek City Council’s new Fleming Park redevelopment
The Fleming Park redevelopment delivers the revitalisation of landscaped areas and improved park facilities for one of Brunswick East’s favourite parks.
The refurbishment and upgrades to the existing community and sporting facilities cater to future expansion and growth and provide equitable and accessible amenities for all members.
The rehabilitation of this inner-city community asset successfully connects the refurbished historic grandstand with a series of community groups including a bowling club, band, elderly citizens group, and a lacrosse and bocce sports club.
The project scope included the re-purposing of the grandstand to include seating, upgrades to the existing community hall and bocce club building, a new multi-court and reinstated car park, a new multipurpose sports pavilion, new public amenities including family-friendly facilities, and safety improvements between the bike path and children’s play area.
Fleming Park has a long and interesting history. Dating back to the 18th century, a deep stone quarry was constructed on the site by European settlers to supply surrounding brickworks in the area. Following this, the site was used as a local landfill site, until 1917 when works commenced on the new community park – Fleming Park.
Fleming Park, the 1919 home of the East Brunswick cricket and football clubs, may be named after John Wood Fleming, a local politician who was elected Mayor in 1900.
Thank you to our project partners, Francis-Jones Carpenter Studio, Classic Architectural Group, Ratio Consultants, Lovell Chen, and Philip Chun. It was a pleasure working with you to deliver this fantastic new facility for the Brunswick East community.