Partnership to chart Kardinia Park’s future

April 4, 2024 BY

A new masterplan is being developed for Kardinia Park. Photo: SUPPLIED

THE City of Greater Geelong and Kardinia Park Stadium Trust have begun a partnership to redefine the future of Kardinia Park, building on efforts initiated in 2023.

To guide the project, Urbis has been enlisted to spearhead a detailed consultation process aimed at developing a masterplan that garners widespread support from stakeholders.

These include the Geelong Football Club, Geelong Cricket Club, and various other local sporting and community groups.

Geelong mayor Trent Sullivan stressed the importance of collaborative planning, noting the city’s major stake in Kardinia Park and its significance for both elite and grassroots sports.

“The City of Greater Geelong manages 65 per cent of Kardinia Park, it’s a very significant place for both elite and community sport in our region, and this comprehensive process will give everyone the chance to have input on the reserve’s long-term future,” Cr Sullivan said.

“We’re looking forward to productive discussions with all the stakeholders, and the broader community to create this new vision to support the community for the next 30 years.”

Trust chief executive Gerard Griffin said the process would look to meet the growing needs of the precinct, tenants and our community.

“We look forward to creating a future-focused vision that works in the best interests of this growing community for the next 30 years.”

A workshop took place this week, marking the beginning of the six-month consultation process.