Early concept plans for the $11 million redevelopment of Warrnambool's Reid Oval have been shown to user groups, but they are yet to be made public.
The city council says things are on track for work to begin as planned at the end of next year's footy season in September.
Warrnambool Football Club president Ray Phillips said there had been excellent progress on the Reid Oval redevelopment.
"Council has got on board with user groups," Mr Phillips said.
He said the plan at this stage was to resurface the oval and start work on the new buildings at the same time.
"It's been exciting for Warrnambool really. It will bring us right up into the 21st century," Mr Phillips said.
"It's been a long hard slog but we're getting closer."
He said Warrnambool had been lagging behind a lot of smaller towns when it came to having a state-of-the-art playing facility.
Mr Phillips said there was nothing "concrete" about where user groups would be playing once work commenced on the redevelopment.
However, he said his club was hoping it wouldn't have to play elsewhere.
He said it would be ideal to have the ground work done over summer which could then mean it might be ready for the start of the 2021 footy season.
The club has asked the council about the possibility of being able to play on the ground early in the 2021 season, and bring in portable facilities for changerooms while the building works were carried out.
'"If everything falls into place with the surface, maybe we'd miss the first month of 2021," he said.
However, the city council said the bottom line was that "if the surface was not 100 per cent ready to be played on, it will not be played on".
"The quality of the playing surface is a critical component of the project and a major driver behind the entire redevelopment," it said.
The council said the weather would be a big influence on how long it would take to complete the resurfacing works.
The council said it had very early concept plans which were still being worked through with stakeholders.
"Given the preliminary nature of the plans, and our commitments to consult with the stakeholders, the plans have yet to be made public," it said.
The council said that despite East Warrnambool voting this week to go into recess, it would not impact the design of Reid Oval because the club had not folded and was still involved in discussions.
The whole project is not expected to be complete until April 2022.
Meanwhile, the Victorian Government has announced $100,000 for an irrigation project at Davidson Oval.
Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney said the funding would deliver installation of automated sub-surface irrigation along with drainage work to improve the eastern area of the oval.
The funding came through the Country Football and Netball Program.
The council has kicked in $50,000 to the project.
"Sporting clubs are the heart and soul of Western Victoria and we're proud to help out with funding for this important project," Ms Tierney said.
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