Monash Council is exploring opportunities to improve the Waverley Women’s Sport Centre site to maximise women’s participation in sport and enhance the appeal, community use and functionality of the precinct.
We wanted to hear from you about what you think about how this precinct could be improved. The consultation closed on Sunday 28 July 2019.
The area we are focusing on (see map above) is at 2-30 Jells Road, Wheelers Hill (corner of Jells and Waverley Roads) and is owned by Council and is located immediately adjacent to the Jells Park Regional Reserve which is managed by Parks Victoria.
Council has appointed Insight Leisure Planners and Fitzgerald Frisby Landscape Architecture (FFLA) to investigate and develop a precinct plan for Waverley Women’s Sports Centre,
The project will entail extensive consultation with a range of stakeholders, together with the development of a sports precinct plan that will support the development and delivery of women’s sport particularly the sports of netball and softball.
The study area includes the Waverley Women's Sports Centre, specifically the Waverley Netball Centre (4 indoor and 8 outdoor courts) and the Waverley Softball Centre (pavilion plus 10 diamonds/fields).
The Sports Centre provides a regional venue for the delivery of netball and softball competitions in Melbourne’s east. The Waverley Women's Sports Centre is the home to the Waverley Night Netball Association, Waverley City Netball Association and Waverley Softball Association.
Following the consultation, an Integrated Site Plan (ISP) will be developed to help inform future development and improvement opportunities for the site.
Current Facilities and Use
The Waverley Women’s Sports Centre is a sport and recreation hub for the area and contains both active and passive recreation spaces including:
- Netball centre – 4 indoor and 8 outdoor netball courts
- Softball centre – pavilion and 10 softball diamonds
- A social recreation area with a play space
- Access road and car parking
The Waverley Women’s Sports Centre is the home of the Waverley Night Netball Association and Waverley City Netball Association (Netball Centre complex) and the Waverley Softball Association (sports pavilion). It provides a regional venue for the delivery of netball and softball competition in Melbourne’s east.
The precinct is more broadly used by:
- Local residents
- Recreational and dog walkers
- Casual users
- Walkers/joggers/recreational cyclists
- Wider community
- Local schools
- Borders adjacent facilities e.g. Jells Park (Parks Victoria managed) café, playground, lake and recreation areas.
All survey responses and submissions will be considered in the development of the draft Waverley Women’s Sports Centre Precinct Plan.
The draft plan will be displayed on Council’s website for community feedback before being presented to Council for consideration at a Council Meeting early in 2020.
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Phone: 9518 3581