Flagstaff Hill Sports Ground

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BACKGROUND

We have been working in partnership with the Flagstaff Community Club, sporting clubs and local residents to plan for upgrades to the sports and recreation facilities at Flagstaff Hill Sports Ground.

During February and March 2020 we sought initial feedback on the proposed upgrade of the playground adjacent the oval, and the location of a proposed new modular unisex change room building. While there was strong support for the project in general, there was mixed support for the proposed building location adjacent York Drive.

In April 2020, a revised concept plan was presented to key project stakeholders, with the change-room building relocated to the area adjacent the existing clubroom building. To accommodate the building, this site required removal of the western-most (3rd) cricket practice pitch.

The unanimous support for this option by key stakeholders gives Council confidence that this revised plan will support the growth of community sport and recreation in the region.

Overall, Council is committed to the delivery of the following project works at Flagstaff Hill Sports Ground:

New modular unisex changeroom building

Renewal of the two cricket practice nets and provision of a 3rd portable practice net for use on the oval centre pitch

Renewal of the playground next to the tennis courts

Renewal of the playground next to the oval

Rebuilding of the two southern tennis courts

Resealing of the four northern tennis courts

This work will be complemented with new access paths, trees and landscaping to further enhance the Sports Grounds, and provide better access from York Drive.

PROGRESS OF PROJECT WORKS

Initial project works commenced in October 2020, including the installation of new building services infrastructure to York Drive and new stormwater connections. This work also required demolition of the cricket practice nets, and excavation of the area for the new changeroom building. These works were completed in December 2020.

Final touches are being made to the new cricket practice nets, which are now available for club use. These nets will be available for community use via bookings through the Flagstaff Hill Cricket Club.

The tennis court rebuild project is nearing completion, with these courts expected to be ready for use in late March.

Two of the four northern hard-courts have now been resealed. Council is working with the tennis and netball clubs and the contractor to determine suitable dates for the final two courts to be resealed.

Off-site construction of the modular unisex changeroom building is commencing shortly. Installation of this building on site will commence in early May and is anticipated to be complete by July 2021.

Landscape, irrigation and paving works will take place around the changeroom and playgrounds towards the end of the project (autumn/winter).

The updated site plan in the document library provides an overview of these proposed works.

Stay tuned for more updates as these exciting projects for Flagstaff Hill progress!

BACKGROUND

We have been working in partnership with the Flagstaff Community Club, sporting clubs and local residents to plan for upgrades to the sports and recreation facilities at Flagstaff Hill Sports Ground.

During February and March 2020 we sought initial feedback on the proposed upgrade of the playground adjacent the oval, and the location of a proposed new modular unisex change room building. While there was strong support for the project in general, there was mixed support for the proposed building location adjacent York Drive.

In April 2020, a revised concept plan was presented to key project stakeholders, with the change-room building relocated to the area adjacent the existing clubroom building. To accommodate the building, this site required removal of the western-most (3rd) cricket practice pitch.

The unanimous support for this option by key stakeholders gives Council confidence that this revised plan will support the growth of community sport and recreation in the region.

Overall, Council is committed to the delivery of the following project works at Flagstaff Hill Sports Ground:

New modular unisex changeroom building

Renewal of the two cricket practice nets and provision of a 3rd portable practice net for use on the oval centre pitch

Renewal of the playground next to the tennis courts

Renewal of the playground next to the oval

Rebuilding of the two southern tennis courts

Resealing of the four northern tennis courts

This work will be complemented with new access paths, trees and landscaping to further enhance the Sports Grounds, and provide better access from York Drive.

PROGRESS OF PROJECT WORKS

Initial project works commenced in October 2020, including the installation of new building services infrastructure to York Drive and new stormwater connections. This work also required demolition of the cricket practice nets, and excavation of the area for the new changeroom building. These works were completed in December 2020.

Final touches are being made to the new cricket practice nets, which are now available for club use. These nets will be available for community use via bookings through the Flagstaff Hill Cricket Club.

The tennis court rebuild project is nearing completion, with these courts expected to be ready for use in late March.

Two of the four northern hard-courts have now been resealed. Council is working with the tennis and netball clubs and the contractor to determine suitable dates for the final two courts to be resealed.

Off-site construction of the modular unisex changeroom building is commencing shortly. Installation of this building on site will commence in early May and is anticipated to be complete by July 2021.

Landscape, irrigation and paving works will take place around the changeroom and playgrounds towards the end of the project (autumn/winter).

The updated site plan in the document library provides an overview of these proposed works.

Stay tuned for more updates as these exciting projects for Flagstaff Hill progress!