We are upgrading John Pascoe Fawkner Reserve pavilion to make it more accessible for the broader community. Plans include:
- Construction of female friendly change rooms; and
- Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant accessible amenities
Merri-bek is the first Council in Victoria to prioritise the allocation and use of sporting grounds and pavilions to clubs which demonstrate inclusiveness of women and girls in particular. Merri-bek prides itself on being a leader in female participation in sports. The Active Women and Girls Strategy 2015 and the Allocation and use of sporting facilities, grounds and pavilions Policy in 2010 requested clubs to be inclusive of women, juniors, people with a disability and people from culturally diverse communities or risk losing allocation of a ground to a club who offers inclusive programs.