Council has resolved to build 12 outdoor netball courts and associated amenity pavilion on the site in Stage 1 (which is fully funded by Council) and 3 additional outdoor and 2 indoor courts as Stage 2 (once funding from other levels of government is secured).
Progress to date
The site is a former landfill and quarry site which also has a large drain running underneath it. Council's contractors are currently undertaking preparatory works and geotechnical tests to better understand the stability, conditions and limitations of the site. We are also investigating possible soil contamination and groundwater flows. We anticipate receiving the results of this preparatory work in mid-December 2018 to inform the design and location of new facilities at the site.
In the interim, our landscape and urban design consultants have prepared very early layout plans setting out two possible locations for the indoor and outdoor courts, parking and other facilities:
We are also progressing early end of lease negotiations with the current tenants of the Driving Range.
Once the preparatory test results are received, this will be used to inform further layout planning at the site.
We anticipate the appointment of an architect in early 2019 to develop concept designs for the amenity pavilion and indoor courts.
Once concept designs and site layout plans are available in early/mid 2019, we will consult local residents and the netball community on the plans and proposed site layout.
A Project Reference Group for netball was formed in early 2017 with representatives from the Sandringham District Netball Association and Council officers to identify potential locations for the expansion of netball in Bayside.
The current site of the Sandringham Golf Driving Range in Wangara Road, Sandringham was endorsed as the preferred site for a new Bayside Netball Centre at the August 2017 Council Meeting.
The new netball centre will be delivered in stages:
- 12 outdoor netball courts with match lighting
- Pavilion facility including toilets, change rooms, administration area, canteen, storage etc
- Parking, planting and landscaping
- $11.3 million fully funded by Bayside City Council.
Council will submit a planning permit application by March 2019, with a view to construction starting in October 2019. The plan is for the project to be completed by December 2020.
- 2 indoor courts and 3 additional outdoor courts
- $9 million - Council and Sandringham District Netball Association are seeking contributions from the State and Federal governments to fund this stage.
The planning permit application will include Stage 2, to allow Council to proceed in the future, once funding is secured.
Council is supporting the Sandringham District Netball Association in advocating for additional government funding and financial contributions from other funding bodies. Find out more about our advocacy program for funding for netball.