The UWA Sports Park Masterplan, completed in 2017, includes physical asset improvement requirements in relation to a variety of sports at UWA including those from student sporting programs and affiliated sporting club needs.

The western precinct of the UWA Sports Park, where the A.J Williams Pavilion is currently located, was identified for redevelopment and is regarded as the first major built form upgrade as part of the masterplan implementation.

The new Neil Donaldson Pavilion will provide new, modern, functional and universal amenities to service the needs of UWA Sports and its affiliated clubs and users, setting the benchmark for all future development at Sports Park.

The key amenities in the new two-storey pavilion will include:

  • 4 x changerooms and associated amenities
  • Function room with viewing balcony
  • Servery and kitchen
  • Office space
  • Improved landscape and access to the precinct


On-site works are scheduled to commence mid-April 2023, with completion scheduled for mid-2024.


Hunt Architects are leading the design for the Neil Donaldson Pavilion. Throughout a competitive tender process, Hunt Architects demonstrated strong capability in the design and delivery of similar sporting and community pavilions, with a focus on delivering a robust design outcome, as well as meeting the functional requirements of stakeholders.

The design for the Neil Donaldson Pavilion has been developed with a focus on aligning and respecting the design palette reflected at the Crawley campus however, also looking to bring a modern aesthetic to UWA Sports Park that compliments the surrounding landscape.


The works will be concentrated on the western precinct of Sports Park, directly adjacent to the existing car park. The working area will be fenced and secured, allowing for UWA Sports Park activities to continue with minimal impact.

The existing AJ Williams Pavilion will remain in operation until completion of the Neil Donaldson Pavilion.

We apologise for any potential disruption or inconvenience to staff and students during the construction works.


  • February 2023: Planning approval granted

Renders provided by Hunt Architects

Concepts only. 

Project collaboration

The Neil Donaldson Pavilion project is being delivered for UWA Sport.

Visit the Neil Donaldson Pavilion Campaign fundraising page.

Project: Neil Donaldson Pavilion
Location: UWA Sports Park
Architect: Hunt Architects
Estimated completion: mid-2024
Project Manager: Steph Banaszak, Senior Project Delivery Manager, Campus Management

Further information

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