Progress Report Beaumaris Sports Club

20 March 2013

Progress Report – Beaumaris Sports Club at Banksia Reserve

A progress report on the proposed $2.9 million redevelopment of the Beaumaris Sports Club in the Banksia Reserve was submitted to Council at its meeting on 19 March. 

The report outlined details of the $100,000+ funds raised so far by the three stakeholder Clubs and the $350,000 in commitments received by the Clubs from key sporting associations.

The report also confirmed that the tenant Clubs at Banksia Reserve - the Beaumaris Football Club, the Beaumaris Lawn Tennis Club and the Beaumaris Cricket Club,  have lodged a Town Planning Permit application with Council to redevelop the pavilion facilities on the understanding that, should the application be unsuccessful, the redevelopment would not proceed as planned.

The proposed redevelopment project would incorporate the replacement of the two existing pavilions with one large pavilion with the demolition of the existing football/cricket pavilion and an extension of the two story tennis clubhouse.

The new facility would incorporate sporting infrastructure such as change rooms, umpire’s rooms, a first aid room, gym, canteen and storage on the ground level, as well as a club dining, bar and function area on the first level.

Following the Meeting, Mayor Stephen Hartney said an integrated sporting project such as this could serve to meet the future needs of the combined 1500 members of the three well supported sporting clubs and may also provide a modern practical facility for broad community use.

A further progress report on the redevelopment proposal will be submitted to Council at its May 2013 meeting with an update on the Town Planning application process, the application for a project grant to the Department of Planning and Community Development – Sport and Recreation Victoria’s Community Facilities Funding Major Grants Program, and the Club’s progress with fundraising and grant seeking activities. 

For further information regarding the proposed redevelopment project, community members should contact Bayside City Council’s Recreation, Events and Social Development department on 9599 4444 or contact one of the Banksia Reserve sporting club’s direct.

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