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Bayside City Council, in conjunction with the Federal Government, is funding the Bayside Community Sports Centre at Sandringham College.

The Sandringham District Netball Association will operate the new centre which will host competition between Bayside’s 12 local netball clubs and occasional regional tournaments, and the new sportsground supporting local cricket clubs.

  • Two new indoor courts and nine outdoor courts
  • Change and umpires' rooms, first aid and administrative facilities
  • A sportsground for junior cricket and school activities
  • 98 extra parking spaces
  • Landscaping and planting using indigenous plants and trees
  • Five-star energy initiatives including solar power, recycled materials, natural light and rainwater retention systems.

Opening soon

  • The two indoor courts, associated facilities and on-site parking will open in October 2023.
  • The remaining nine outdoor courts and sportsground ready for play from February 2024.

Project history

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.

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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PO Box 27, Sandringham VIC 3191

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