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At the Special Meeting of Council on Thursday 25 February 2021, Councillors resolved to move ahead with the proposal to enter into a Development Agreement with the Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) to jointly fund new sports facilities at Sandringham College, Holloway Road campus.

Under this proposal, Council will fund two indoor sporting courts, nine outdoor sporting courts and an oval at Sandringham Secondary College at Holloway Road. An additional indoor court will funded by the State Government.

The development opportunity will provide a solution to Bayside’s netball court shortage, while also bringing additional benefits to school students.

Feedback collected from the community has resulted in a revised schematic layout to balance the needs of netballers for new facilities whilst minimising the impacts of the project on local residents as much as possible.

Under this revised layout, the courts will include an increased landscaping buffer zone between the school and adjacent properties, the hours of use for netball will be reduced and a comprehensive traffic management plan will be implemented.

Noise impacts will also be managed through limits on the PA system volume, noise limiter installation and strategically placed speakers. The proposed hours of operation for the facility were also substantially reduced in line with community feedback.

In giving their support to this project Councillors sought to address the historic underinvestment in netball in Bayside, while seeking to address many of the concerns of local residents.

You can view the minutes from the Special Meeting of Council here and find updates from the Council resolution here.

Project update

We have created a new project page on Council’s website where we’ll be sharing information as the project progresses. Subscribers to the Have Your Say page will be automatically added to the email list and will continue to receive updates.

We have updated the website with the architectural drawings of the centre and site layout.

The project still requires the finalisation of a Community Joint Use Agreement based on the Department of Education and Training’s standard template. This is presently in discussion between the Council, the VSBA and the School.

Construction is expected to commence over the 2021/22 summer school holidays and will be delivered by the Victorian School Building Authority.

Find out more

To view the new project page including the architectural drawings of the centre and site layout click through the link below.

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Live Q&A session

Council hosted a virtual Question and Answer session on Wednesday 16 December 2020. Click the link below to watch the recording

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