Charles La Trobe College / La Trobe University
Completed in 2023
Building Engineering delivered the Charles La Trobe College (CLTC) Sports Park Stage 3 – Sports Field and Pavilion project in early 2023.
The La Trobe campus on Kingsbury Drive caters to students from Prep to Year 12. The campus is located on spacious grounds located adjacent to La Trobe University in Macleod.
In collaboration with La Trobe University (LTU), the Sports Field and Pavilion project forms part of the wider La Trobe Sports Park development.
The Sports Park Precinct is an industry-leading sport, recreation, and education precinct. The precinct provides a unique, high-quality, and sustainable asset for LTU, the community, and tenant clubs.
Stage 3 of the LTU Sports Park will deliver the Football Victoria State Football Centre, and the Rugby Victoria State Rugby Centre at the La Trobe Bundoora campus, and this specific portion of work, the Sports Field and Pavilion project.
To facilitate the spatial requirements for the Football Victoria and Rugby Victoria Facilities, this portion of the project includes the relocation of the current baseball field and pavilion facilities to the Charles La Trobe College Campus.
In addition, and as part of the partnership with the Department of Education and Local Sport, the project also includes the inclusion of a synthetic football field. The Baseball and Football Field works are both synthetic and have been delivered as a hybrid tablet.
The brand new community facilities include a competition standard baseball diamond for the Preston Baseball Club and the La Trobe University Baseball Club to use out of hours, overlayed with a full-size soccer pitch for the students of Charles La Trobe College to use during school hours.
The development also includes a pavilion with accessible change facilities, a function space for tenant clubs, batting cages, field lighting, and a scoreboard.
The Sports Field and Pavilion play an essential role within the broader precinct and the LTU Sports Park and is the connective urban tissue that unifies the tenant clubs, LTU, and the community into a vibrant and engaging precinct.