Active Monash Strategies & Policies

Batesford Reserve - BBQ

Regional Feasibility Study: Melbourne Outer East Hockey Feasibility Study

Regional Strategy: Melbourne East Regional Sport and Recreation Strategy

Please note the Active Reserves Facility Hierarchy and the Active Monash Capital Works Priorities Framework have superseded the Active Reserves Strategy and Active Reserves Capital Works Policy.

Melbourne Outer East Hockey Feasibility Study

The Outer East Region includes four of the seven LGAs that make up the broader Melbourne East Region. The cities of Maroondah, Knox and Monash, along with the Shire of Yarra Ranges, have partnered on this project to understand the current and future needs for hockey in the outer east.

Melbourne Outer East Regional Hockey Feasibility Study (pdf, 5MB)

Active Reserves Facility Hierarchy

The Active Reserves Facility Hierarchy creates distinct facility provision categories based on a 4-level hierarchy system applied to Monash sport facilities.

Active Reserves Facility Hierarchy (pdf, 1MB)

Active Monash Capital Works Priorities Framework

The Active Monash Capital Works Priorities Framework is a prioritisation model for identifying capital projects. This is an important step in ensuring Council delivers robust asset management through sound and transparent principles and processes. The process ensures we effectively deliver on Council’s vision and supports the implementation of future asset management plans across Council’s many asset classes.

Active Monash Capital Works Priorities Framework (pdf, 71KB)

Active Monash Fees and Charges Policy

The City of Monash Fees and Charges Policy has been developed to ensure Council has a fair and consistent rationale underpinning the fees and charges for facilities, which is based on recouping a consistent percentage of maintenance costs from all tenant clubs.

Active Monash Fees and Charges Policy 2018 (pdf, 202KB)

Active Monash Sports Club Framework

The Active Monash Sports Club Framework was adopted at the 25 August 2020 Council meeting.

The Framework has been developed as a tool for clubs and Council to work together to achieve a shared vision for community outcomes through sport. The five-year program (2022 – 2027) seeks to support and incentivise clubs to achieve all proposed governance and management requirements within a five-year time period, and become more sustainable, resilient, accountable and welcoming.

Active Monash Sports Club Framework 2022-2027 (pdf, 566KB)

Central Reserve Masterplan

Central Reserve is a suburban recreation reserve situated at the intersection of Waverley and Springvale roads, Glen Waverley. The reserve currently provides facilities including a skate park, accessible playground, two sports ovals and associated pavilions, cricket nets, athletics track, bowling club, community centre, toilets and a picnic/BBQ area.

The development of the Masterplan involved a consultative methodology that provided key stakeholders, including residents, tenant clubs and community groups, with an opportunity to contribute to the plan through workshops, meetings, and online and written submissions.

Please see below a copy of the Masterplan. If you have any further queries, please contact Recreation Services on 9518 3581.

Central Reserve Masterplan (pdf, 1MB)

Community Organisations Loan Guarantor Policy

The Community Organisations Loan Guarantor Policy provides guidelines for the consideration of requests from community and sporting groups for loans or bank guarantees to be provided by Council to help in the construction or improvement of a capital asset situated on Council property.

Community Organisations Loan Guarantor Policy (pdf, 250KB)

Freeway Reserve Masterplan

Freeway Reserve is located at 361-415 Wellington Road, Mulgrave. The perimeter of the reserve is bounded by major roads including the Monash Freeway and Wellington Road and is also referred to as the Mile Creek East Retarding Basin (Melbourne Water).

Council funded the development of the Freeway Reserve Masterplan as part of the 2015/16 Capital Works program.

Freeway Reserve Masterplan (pdf, 9MB)

Liquor Licensing Policy at Council Recreation and Sporting Reserves

The Department of Justice - Liquor Licensing is responsible for the effective licensing and regulation of the sale and distribution of alcohol in Victoria. As the majority of sporting reserves and facilities within the municipality are located on Council-owned land, Council becomes a key stakeholder for any liquor licensing applications.

Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998, Council as the landowner has the opportunity to object to submissions that may detract from, or be detrimental to, the amenity of the area.

Liquor Licensing Policy at Council Recreation and Sporting Reserves (pdf, 57KB)

Monash Football (Soccer) Plan

Please read; Monash Football (Soccer) Plan (pdf, 460KB)

Monash Sports Floodlighting Policy

The Monash Sports Floodlighting Policy has been prepared to improve the quality of sports infrastructure across Monash to increase community benefit and facilitate greater participation, reduce the exposure of risk and to give clarity and certainty to clubs which occupy Council sporting facilities.

Council adopted this policy at its 23 February 2021 meeting.

Monash Sports Floodlighting Policy (pdf, 211KB)

Monash Tennis Plan

The Monash Tennis Plan has been developed in collaboration between Council and Monash tennis clubs to establish key principles and strategically address important issues through the development of an action plan to guide the future of tennis in Monash.

The Plan was adopted at the 25 May 2021 Council meeting:

Monash Tennis Plan (pdf, 967KB)

Mulgrave Reserve Masterplan

The Mulgrave Reserve Masterplan is consistent with relevant Council's policies, strategies and plans including the Council Plan and A Healthy and Resilient Monash: An Integrated Plan 2017-2021.

Council adopted the final masterplan for Mulgrave Reserve at its 29 May 2018 meeting. 

Mulgrave Reserve Masterplan (pdf, 866KB)

Report to Council Meeting - Mulgrave Reserve Masterplan (pdf, 149KB)

Consultation Summary on Draft Mulgrave Reserve Masterplan (pdf, 67KB)

Naming of Council Facilities

Clubs, organisations and community groups from time to time seek to recognise people who have supported them and the community through distinguished effort and commitment by naming facilities in their honour.

While requests are rare, Council recognises the importance of this practice and has developed guidelines to provide a consistent and standard procedure for naming Council facilities.

At its 28 April 2020 meeting, Council endorsed an updated policy for the naming of Council facilities. Please read: Report to Council Meeting 28 April 2020 (pdf, 152KB)

Community Requests for the Naming of Council Sport and Recreation Facilities (pdf, 215KB)

Playground and Playspace Strategy

The Monash Playground and Playspace Strategy has been developed to ensure a planned, equitable and sustainable approach to the provision and management of playgrounds and playspaces in Monash.

Monash Playground and Playspace Strategy (pdf, 16MB)

Council endorsed the Monash Playground and Playspace Strategy at its 25 August 2020 Meeting,

Premier Leagues and Elite Sport Framework Conditions

These are the conditions in which Council would support premier leagues (or similar sporting frameworks) within the municipality. 

Council has confirmed its position in relation to premier level soccer competition (National Premier League Victoria) and it proposed similar conditions be extended to all premier leagues and elite sport frameworks such as premier cricket, bowls, AFL, netball and lawn bowls:

Walking and Cycling Strategy

Council is committed to a city that is walking and cycling-friendly and one where residents of all ages and abilities can easily walk and cycle as their preferred form of exercise and transport. The strategy considers opportunities to better cater for the needs of all people who use pathways, including people in wheelchairs, parents/carers with prams, young children on scooters, as well as cyclists and walkers.

Walking and Cycling Strategy (pdf, 2MB)

Waverley Women's Sport Centre Precinct Plan

At its 30 March 2021 meeting, Council:

1. Noted the further consideration of the matters raised through the community consultation and discussed with Councillors at a meeting on 11 February 2021.

2. Endorsed the Waverley Women’s Sports Centre Precinct Plan, noting that Package 1 (Outdoor Netball Courts Upgrade) works are underway, and the remaining packages 2 to 6 are subject to Council budget approval and/or external funding, detailed design and community consultation.

Waverley Women's Sports Centre Precinct Plan (pdf, 7MB)

More information:

Council Meeting Report- 30 March 2021 (item 2.1)

Council Meeting Decisions - 30 March 2021 (item 2.1)

Melbourne East Regional Sport and Recreation Strategy

The Melbourne East Regional Sport and Recreation Strategy has been developed to support and guide councils and stakeholders in the Eastern Metropolitan Region in the planning and delivery of regional-level sport and recreation facilities and shared recreation trails. Regional level sport and recreation facilities play an important role in contributing to the health and wellbeing of communities, as they generally serve a broad catchment and cater for a diverse range of activities.

The purpose of the Strategy is to undertake a regional planning approach that supports the development of current and new sport and recreation infrastructure for the Melbourne East Region for the next 10 to 20 years.

Melbourne East Regional Sport and Recreation Strategy 2016 (pdf, 3MB)

Also included in the Strategy is a planning framework to support councils and other regional stakeholders to prioritise, plan and deliver regional facilities and shared trails collaboratively and effectively.

Benefits for the Melbourne East councils:

  • Increases participation in sport and recreation activities
  • Provides facilities that can accommodate future demand
  • Provides increased opportunities to bid for and host regional, state and national sporting events resulting in economic benefits to communities
  • Provides access to a wider range of quality facilities
  • Avoids duplication of facility service provision across Council boundaries
  • Ensures sports facilities are financially viable and sustainable

Opportunities for Monash

The key findings are supported by 23 recommended actions across the region.

Two of the actions directly related to Monash are the Waverley Gymnastics Centre, and Shared Trails – Glen Waverley Rail Trail and Connecting Forster/Gardiner.

Hockey Victoria also  identified the Ashwood Reserve second synthetic pitch as a possible regional facility.

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Last updated: 05 November 2021