New tennis courts to be installed at Caloola Reserve

Consultation closed on 17 July 2017

Caloola Reserve Preliminary Concept Plan

Update

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 install the tennis courts are set to begin in late January 2018 and are expected to be completed by June 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: Rebecca Smith, Acting Manager - Recreation, on 9518 3561 or at Rebecca.Smith@monash.vic.gov.au

Background

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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