New pavilion and tennis courts at Caloola Reserve

Consultation closed on 17 July 2017

Caloola Reserve Preliminary Concept Plan

Stage 2: Multi-sport pavilion

The Stage 2 will include a new multi-sport pavilion, car parking and hot shot tennis courts/basketball half court.

Caloola Reserve Pavilion - Concept Design (pdf, 1MB)

Council has welcomed the State Government’s funding of $800,000 for the construction of a multi-sport pavilion at Caloola Reserve, Oakleigh.

Read more: $800,000 from State Government for Caloola Reserve development

The development of a new multi-sport pavilion will meet the current and future needs of the tenant sports clubs and newly relocated tennis clubs (Oakleigh and North Oakleigh Tennis Clubs) and deliver on Council’s commitment to deliver flexible, sustainable, accessible and quality community facilities.

The works on the construction will commence around July 2019 and are expected to be completed by June 2020.

For more information, please contact Jackie Grieve, Strategic Leisure Planner on 9518 3559 or Jackie.Grieve@monash.vic.gov.au.

Stage 1: Tennis Courts

September 2018 update

The tennis courts are expected to be completed by November 2018.

May 2018 update

Some buried low-level asbestos discovered during construction works at Caloola Reserve has been safely removed (8 May 2018).

The works on the construction of eight new synthetic tennis courts at Caloola Reserve (Atkinson St Oakleigh) were delayed following the discovery of the material towards the eastern end of the work site.

Council began works to remediate the site (on 30 April 2018) with the works expected to take around five days (subject to weather).

The removal of the material occurred under the supervision of environmental auditors, accredited by the Environmental Protection Authority, and did not pose any risks to local residents or users of the reserve.

Background

December 2017

At its meeting on Tuesday 12 December 2017, Council awarded the tender for the construction of eight new synthetic tennis courts at Caloola Reserve (Atkinson Street, Oakleigh) to Turf One Pty Ltd. 

This fantastic new tennis facility will become home to the Oakleigh and North Oakleigh Tennis Clubs, improving tennis infrastructure in Oakleigh and providing more opportunities for people to play tennis. 

The construction of eight courts means will see the current brick pavilion demolished to provide the required space for the project. The resident soccer and cricket clubs and tennis clubs will be housed in temporary buildings until a new multi-sport pavilion is designed and constructed (as part of Stage 2 of the project).  

The Oakleigh and North Oakleigh Tennis Clubs have agreed to merge into one tennis club prior to occupying the new tennis facility. 

Works to construct the courts began in

Some buried low-level asbestos discovered during construction works at Caloola Reserve has been safely removed (8 May).

The works on the construction of eight new synthetic tennis courts at Caloola Reserve (Atkinson St Oakleigh) were delayed following the discovery of the material towards the eastern end of the work site.

Council began works to remediate the site (on 30 April) with the works expected to take around five days (subject to weather).

The removal of the material occurred under the supervision of environmental auditors, accredited by the Environmental Protection Authority, and did not pose any risks to local residents or users of the reserve.

The tennis courts are expected to be completed by early September 2018

Stage 1 of works, with an overall project cost of approximately $1.7 million, includes:

  • Tree removals/earthworks & pavilion demolition
  • Installation of concrete base with synthetic grass surface 
  • Drainage & civil works 
  • LED low height pole to minimise light spill to nearby residents
  • Fencing
  • Construction of a concrete path along the north side of the courts with seating & shelters
  • Landscape upgrades & planting (to be carried out by Council).

Please view the detailed report which Council considered at its meeting: 

Report to Council meeting on the construction of 8 synthetic tennis courts at Caloola Reserve (pdf, 385KB)

Enquiries: Jackie Grieve, Strategic Leisure Planner on 9518 3559 or Jackie.Grieve@monash.vic.gov.au.

August 2017

Earlier this year, Council sought community feedback regarding the installation of eight synthetic grass tennis courts at Caloola Reserve, as well as redeveloping the existing sports pavilion. 

As part of this, the Oakleigh and Oakleigh North Tennis Clubs would be relocated to Caloola Reserve. 

Council resolved at its 27 June 2017 meeting to begin discussions with these tennis clubs about the possible relocation. 

Please view the report Council considered before making its decision:

27 June Council Meeting - Oakleigh Recreation Centre Redevelopment Project (pdf, 133KB)

The relocation of the Oakleigh Tennis Club will provide additional space on the Oakleigh Recreation Centre site to ensure the best possible design for the new Oakleigh Recreation Centre Indoor Stadium and Waverley Gymnastics facility which is being delivered as part of Council’s 2017/18 and 2018/19 capital works programs.  

In August 2017, Council resolved to begin the tender process for the installation of the eight synthetic grass tennis courts with LED lighting at Caloola Reserve, which is the first stage of the project. 

As part of its decision making, Council considered feedback that local community members had provided on the proposal. Council received 39 responses to its survey (the response was overwhelmingly positive with 32 for the project and seven against) and is grateful to those who contributed their views.

From that feedback, Council has committed to a number of measures to protect the amenity of local residents, including more regular parking patrols, reducing light spillage from the courts, and the addition of a basketball half court in stage 2.

Please view the report Council considered before making its decision:

29 August Council Meeting - Proposed Tennis Courts at Caloola Reserve, Oakleigh (pdf, 808KB)  

Location

Caloola Reserve, Atkinson Street, Chadstone 3149 View Map

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