Waverley Women’s Sports Centre - Draft Precinct Plan

Consultation closing on 09 October 2020

Waverley Womens Sports Centre

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.

At the 25 August Council meeting, a draft Waverley Women’s Sports Centre Precinct Plan was approved for public exhibition and we invite you to have your say.
 
Draft Waverley Women’s Sports Centre Precinct Plan (pdf, 7MB)

Report to Council 25 August Meeting (pdf, 165KB)

Attachment - Background Report (pdf, 3MB)

Feedback

Consultation on the draft Precinct Plan closes on 9 October 2020.

Online survey

Alternatively:

  • Email: recreation@monash.vic.gov.au
  • Written submissions and comments can be sent to:
    Attention: Recreation Services
    Monash City Council
    293 Springvale Road
    Glen Waverley VIC 3150

All submissions and comments will be reviewed and considered before a final Precinct Plan will be presented to Council for consideration and endorsement.

July 2019 consultation

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.

All survey responses and submissions were considered in the development of the draft Waverley Women’s Sports Centre Precinct Plan.

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.

More information

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 - Dec 2019): Development Options - issues, opportunities, options and concepts,

  • Stage 4 (Aug- Dec 2020): Draft Precinct Plan – consultation and 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 (Late 2020/Early 2021): 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 - Dec 2019): Development Options - issues, opportunities, options and concepts,

  • Stage 4 (Aug- Dec 2020): Draft Precinct Plan – consultation and 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 (Late 2020/Early 2021): 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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