A big part of making Bayside a better place is the construction of new and improved community infrastructure. We have a strong program of investment in projects to meet the changing needs of our community now and into the future.
Projects currently on the go include:
Basketball stadium - Tulip Street
We are constructing four new basketball courts at the Sandringham Family Leisure Centre in Tulip Street, Cheltenham. Construction of the new stadium commenced in January 2022 and will help to meet the current and future needs of basketball locally and enable the basketball association to expand its programs.
Bayside Netball Centre
Bayside City Council, in conjunction with Victorian and Federal Governments, is funding the Bayside Netball Centre development at Sandringham College.
Beaumaris Art Group Studios
Revitalising the mid-century arts studio to support access and inclusion and meet the future needs of Bayside’s arts community.
Black Rock Life Saving Club
A new modern, fit for purpose facility will ensure Black Rock Life Saving Club can continue to provide this essential services to beach visitors and the local community.
The new pavilion will include improved viewing areas for patrols, gender neutral changerooms and new accessible public toilet facilities, two accessible parking spaces, and a dedicated first aid room.
Dendy Beach Pavilion and Masterplan
The new $6 million Dendy Beach Life Saving Pavilion is the centrepiece of an $8 million upgrade to this iconic precinct that will make it a safer, more accessible and nicer place to visit.
Yalukit Willam (formerly Elsternwick Park) Nature Reserve
We are transforming the former Elsternwick Park golf course into a natural oasis on our city’s doorstep. Yalukit Willam Nature Reserve will bring nature back into our urban area, providing refuge and tranquillity for both wildlife and people.
We’re delivering great new spaces and improved library experiences at Hampton, Beaumaris and Brighton.
Hampton and Beaumaris libraries are undergoing renovations to create great new spaces and improved library experiences. Hurlingham Park pavilion will have a contactless locker and new smart bins will be installed at Hampton, Beaumaris and Brighton libraries.
North Point car park upgrade
We're improving parking, pedestrian safety and drainage as part of the North Road Masterplan.
Playground Improvement Plan
We’ve got a plan for play! We are investing $10.3 million over 10 years to upgrade every playground in Bayside.
New playground designs are developed using feedback from our young Playground Testers, other playground users, local residents and members of the community.
We are upgrading community facilities in Sandringham including the heritage listed Masonic Hall to provide new, fully accessible community facilities in Sandringham. We are also planning an upgrade to the Sandringham Streetscape.
Third Street Stormwater Detention System
We're planning to construct a new stormwater drainage system in Third Street, Black Rock to help prevent local flooding during heavy rainfall.
Thomas Street road reconstruction
We will be totally rebuilding the road, kerbs, gutters, vehicle crossovers, stormwater connections and drainage systems along the western end of Thomas Street, Hampton to improve the standard and functionality of these important community assets.
Find out more about current plans, programs and strategies to upgrade community infrastructure across Bayside.
Peterson Street Reserve public art
Inspired by the community’s aspirations to have a sculpture that is fun, durable and reflects the usage of the Reserve, successful artist Carla Gottgens has created ‘Half time’ to be installed at Peterson Reserve in Highett.