Upper Murray Events Centre
About the project
Completed in 2020, the Upper Murray Events Centre is a hub for local football and netball clubs, a health and fitness centre, local events and community groups, and the annual Man from Snowy River Bush Festival.
Designed by Loft Architecture, the Centre features:
- football and netball change rooms
- a large event space
- bar and kiosk facilities
- a commercial kitchen
- office spaces
- meeting rooms
- a full wall of windows looking out onto the netball court and oval.
The timber used around the bar area was salvaged from the old grandstand which previously stood at the Recreation Reserve, an important part of the sites heritage. The building uses natural materials and stone walls, referencing the Man from Snowy River heritage of the region, the design giving a subtle nod to the stone huts dotted throughout the high country.
The project was funded by a $1m grant from the Victorian Government, a $800,000 grant from the Australian Government, a $700,000 contribution from Council, a $250,000 contribution from Corryong Health, and $100,000 raised by the local community.