Mulgrave Reserve

Mulgrave Football Club, Glen Waverley Rovers Junior Football Club and the Eastern Devils Women's Football Club, all play home games at Mulgrave Reserve. The Mulgrave Cricket Club plays on a turf wicket during summer.

Situated in front of picturesque views of the Dandenong Ranges and along the Dandenong Creek Trail, the reserve boasts two large sporting ovals, playground for the children, wetlands and an off-lead dog area, perfect to tire out the entire family.

Sportsground upgrade at Mulgrave Reserve

Update -June 2018

The upgrade to the east sportsground at Mulgrave Reserve in Wheelers Hill is now complete, making it the first full sand profile ground constructed in Monash.

The reconstruction works began in mid-November 2017 and were completed in June 2018. 

The $900,000 upgrade included:

  • Removal of the existing turf surface 
  • Addition of a sand profile and re-levelling of the surface 
  • New drainage and irrigation systems 
  • Reconstruction of the turf cricket wicket
  • Installation of the new warm season grass
  • A new coach's box and goal posts. 

To see how the project took place, watch the time-lapse video below which shows the ground resurfacing works come to life. 

This exciting project will provide a quality playing surface for the next 20 years, increasing the opportunity for sport and casual recreation at the ground, and reducing the use of water to irrigate the ground. 

Although works are now complete, perimeter fencing around the oval will stay in place until the clubs who use the ground are allowed access to it. Council believes the oval and new wicket will be ready for use by the first round of cricket in October.

Background

A number of potential options for upgrading the East sportsground at Mulgrave Reserve were investigated in June 2017.

The best option, that will address issues associated with the playing surface and provide a long term solution, is to deliver a sand profile sports ground and associated sports ground infrastructure. This option would deliver a ground that has the capacity to provide a good quality playing surface for at least 20 years.

Works began in mid-November 2017 and are expected be completed in April 2018.

The $900,000 upgrade includes:

  • removal of the existing turf surface
  • addition of a sand profile and re-levelling of the surface 
  • new drainage and irrigation systems
  • reconstruction of the turf cricket wicket
  • installation of new warm season grass
  • a new coach's box and goal posts. 

At its October 2017 meeting, Council awarded the contract for these works to Hendriksen Contractors.

See the report Council considered at its meeting on 29 August 2017: Report to Council - Mulgrave Reserve Sportsground Upgrade (pdf, 443KB)  

See the report Council considered at its meeting on 31 October 2017: Award of Contract for Sportsground Upgrade - Mulgrave Reserve (pdf, 154KB)

Enquiries: Aaron Higginbotham, Recreation Project Officer, on 9518 3005.

Facility Type

  • Park
  • Playground
  • Bushland reserve
  • Sports ground
  • Shared pathway (walk/cycle)

Features

  • Dog off-leash area
  • Cricket nets

Contact

Monash Council

9518 3555

Emailrecreation@monash.vic.gov.au

Location

136 Garnett Road, Wheelers Hill 3150  View Map

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