St Albans’ Errington Reserve is set for a $6.2 million upgrade.

Construction of a sports and community pavilion ($4.3 million) and new tennis courts ($1.9 million) are expected to begin soon, after the council awarded contracts for the projects at last month’s meeting.

Brimbank mayor Lucinda Congreve said the upgrades complement recent improvements to the area.

“We’ve made a lot of improvements to the popular Errington Reserve over recent years, including the construction of the St Albans Community Centre and Bowery Theatre to replace the old Errington Community Centre; and the development of Alice’s Playspace community park,” Cr Congreve said.

“The upgrade of connecting Princess Street is also currently under way and is expected to be completed soon.

“We look forward to delivering this new sports and community pavilion and tennis courts at Errington Reserve,” she said.

An officer’s report presented at the meeting described the current pavilion at Errington Reserve as dilapidated and not fit for use.

The old pavilion and the adjoining unused meals on wheels facility will be demolished to make way for the new pavilion which will be used by the tennis club.

The current tennis club courts and pavilion will be replaced with three new synthetic grass courts, and one multi-use hard court.

LED lighting will be added in another section of the reserve – near the new sports and community pavilion.

It’s the first of what will be a number of upgrades to the reserve, with the council committing to a major redevelopment over the coming years.

Works planned for Errington Reserve include a sports ground reconstruction/realignment, and expanding the park and playground.

The pavilion and tennis courts construction are funded under the council’s 2018-19 capital works program.