Deliberative Panel Recommendations, Scaled Version and Initial Costings - Option 5

Option 5 retains and improves the golf course and extends the wetlands to the north increasing the overall size of the wetlands. The current practice fairway south of Oval 1 is replaced with additional tree planting increasing the urban forest feel.

Option 5 also includes an eco-café/pro shop and a wetlands viewing shelter for educational and community use. This will provide an opportunity for bird watching and habitat interpretation.

This option has been drawn to scale and takes into consideration the limitations of the site and opportunities to improve the visitor experience.

A pavilion (change rooms, public toilets, umpire room, kiosk) for Oval 2 has been added. A new pavilion for Oval 2 at Elsternwick North has been a long term priority as identified in the Bayside Pavilion Improvement Plan. The current change rooms for Oval 2 have been deemed not fit for purpose and poorly located. The exact location of this new pavilion will be determined through a future design development process, subject to the outcomes of the Council meeting. This pavilion has been indicatively shown south west of the existing carpark (St Kilda Street).

Below is the original Option 5 as developed by the Deliberative Panel - Sunday 13th November 2016.

Initial costing

These figures have been updated on 17 March 2017 to reflect a reduction in the estimated costs of constructing the wetland components from previously published figures.  

The reduction in costs for Option 5 is $104,300.

The original calculations for the wetlands included infrastructure items such as pumps and piping that would only be required if the wetlands were being created from scratch and serving a water harvesting function. As this part of the options reflects wetland construction only (not water harvesting) these infrastructure elements are not required in any option. 

The originally published figures are still available to view as a PDF in the key documents area.

The costings provide an early estimate on what Council would need to invest construct Option 5 as well as additional ongoing maintenance costs that are above what Council currently spends on Elsternwick Park.

While indicative, these costings reflect Council’s current experience for build and construction costs or are estimates provided by Council’s contractors who undertake this type of work.

Elsternwick Park Deliberative Panel Option 5

Demolish and remove change rooms and toilets


Construct 400m2 Pavilion & 3 pan toilets (1 ambulant)


Sportsground reconstruction No 2. drainage, irrigation and profile


1400 m2 wetland


Tree and understorey supply and install


84 M2 Viewing shelter/Education space inclusive of 3 pans (1 ambulant)


Café 300m2 (in conjunction with pro shop)




Contingency 20%


Total capital cost


On Going Maintenance

Limited change to existing

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