Waverley Women’s Sports Centre - Precinct Plan

Consultation closed on 28 July 2019

Waverley Womens Sports Centre Precinct

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.

Next Steps

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.

For regular updates on the precinct planning process, please subscribe to page updates (at the bottom of this page) or contact:
Recreation Services
Phone: 9518 3581
Email: recreation@monash.vic.gov.au

Precinct Planning Process

The Precinct Plan will be a document that:

  • Establishes Council’s vision and objectives for the provision of sport and recreation facilities at Waverley Women’s Sports Centre (including the Waverley Netball and Softball Centres)
  • Provides a strategic approach for the future provision of sport and recreation facilities for Monash and surrounding communities into the future
  • Provides a reference to determine the suitability of any proposed works within the Reserve and its facilities
  • Will assist Council in seeking funding for improvements within the Reserve and its facilities.

Project Key Stages

It is anticipated that the project will be delivered in five key stages:

  • Stage 1 (May-June 2019): Background & Needs Assessment - information gathering, research and literature review,

  • Stage 2 (June - August 2019): Integrated Site Plan (ISP) and Consultation – ISP development, and stakeholder engagement and community consultation,

  • Stage 3 (Sept - Oct 2019): Development Options - issues, opportunities, options and concepts,

  • Stage 4 (Nov 2019): Draft Precinct Plan – development of a draft precinct plan for the study area (incl. Waverley Softball and Netball Centres and the broader reserve), including designs, evidence based costs and business cases,

  • Stage 5 (Feb 2020): Final Precinct Plan - Final Precinct Plan for adoption by Council (inclusive of centre/precinct development priorities).

Precinct Planning Process

The Precinct Plan will be a document that:

  • Establishes Council’s vision and objectives for the provision of sport and recreation facilities at Waverley Women’s Sports Centre (including the Waverley Netball and Softball Centres)
  • Provides a strategic approach for the future provision of sport and recreation facilities for Monash and surrounding communities into the future
  • Provides a reference to determine the suitability of any proposed works within the Reserve and its facilities
  • Will assist Council in seeking funding for improvements within the Reserve and its facilities.

Project Key Stages

It is anticipated that the project will be delivered in five key stages:

  • Stage 1 (May-June 2019): Background & Needs Assessment - information gathering, research and literature review,

  • Stage 2 (June - August 2019): Integrated Site Plan (ISP) and Consultation – ISP development, and stakeholder engagement and community consultation,

  • Stage 3 (Sept - Oct 2019): Development Options - issues, opportunities, options and concepts,

  • Stage 4 (Nov 2019): Draft Precinct Plan – development of a draft precinct plan for the study area (incl. Waverley Softball and Netball Centres and the broader reserve), including designs, evidence based costs and business cases,

  • Stage 5 (Feb 2020): Final Precinct Plan - Final Precinct Plan for adoption by Council (inclusive of centre/precinct development priorities).

Location

2-30 Jells Road, Wheelers Hill 3150 View Map

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