Proposed sporting upgrades at Kerr Crescent Reserve

UPDATE: First-round consultation is now complete. At the December 10 Ordinary Council Meeting a report on the consultation results was received by Council.

Council resolved to:

1. Note the findings of the consultation process for proposed development of additional sports field facilities at Kerr Crescent, Aspendale Gardens

2. Note that the proposed site for the proposed additional sports field facilities at Kerr Crescent, Aspendale Gardens is subject to Amendment C149, which is currently under consideration by Council

3. Receive a further report with a revised design development option that responds to the key feedback themes identified from the consultation findings and presents next steps for the development of additional outdoor sports facilities at Kerr Crescent, Aspendale Gardens

4. Continue to engage with stakeholders and interested local residents with the planning for the proposed development of additional sports field facilities at Kerr Crescent, Aspendale Gardens through the posting of project updates on Council’s website and onsite signage.

Read the full consultation report in the December 10 Agenda (Item 10.5) here.

The further report is being prepared and expected to be presented to Council in the first half of 2019.

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Council is currently investigating how to provide extra sporting facilities in Aspendale Gardens in order to meet growing local demand.

Background

In recent years local sporting club the Aspendale Stingrays Soccer Club has turned junior players away as there is no room to grow. Read the local Leader newspaper article about the club’s growth.


Council action

Council has been searching for a local home base for the club, yet there are limited sites available in Aspendale Gardens that can accommodate sporting activities. Council is investigating upgrading the existing sporting infrastructure at Kerr Crescent Reserve to create a home base for the club.


What is being considered?

  • upgrading existing playing fields to provide a multisport facilitiy with 4x soccer pitches/2x cricket ovals
  • new pavilion facility featuring female-friendly, accessible changerooms; umpires area and social room
  • car parking to minimise any on-street car parking by reserve users.

A number of scenarios for the site have been drafted and Council is keen to hear community feedback on the possible options. (see maps of the three options in the Library section on the right hand side of this page)


Seeking community input

Council is keen to seek a broad range of feedback from the local residents, school community, sporting clubs and the broader community.

Council officers have:

  • met directly with the sporting clubs
  • discussed the options with the school principal and school council president
  • presented to the Aspendale Gardens Resident’s Association
  • are writing directly to neighouring residents.

Council is also holding two community information sessions. Anyone interested in the project is invited to come along. Simply drop-in anytime to meet with Council officers to discuss the potential options and share your views.

Community Information Session 1:
Drop in anytime between
5.30pm–7.30pm
Thursday 13 September
@ Aspendale Youth Cove
Aspendale Community Centre

Community Information Session 2:
Drop in anytime between
9am – 11am
Saturday 15 September
@ Kerr Cres Reserve

Have your say

We’re keen to hear feedback from the community about each of the proposed options.

You can make a submission by:

  • completing the feedback form below
  • emailing info@kingston.vic.gov.au
  • writing to Sport and Recreation Team, City of Kingston, PO Box 1000, Mentone 3194.


UPDATE: First-round consultation is now complete. At the December 10 Ordinary Council Meeting a report on the consultation results was received by Council.

Council resolved to:

1. Note the findings of the consultation process for proposed development of additional sports field facilities at Kerr Crescent, Aspendale Gardens

2. Note that the proposed site for the proposed additional sports field facilities at Kerr Crescent, Aspendale Gardens is subject to Amendment C149, which is currently under consideration by Council

3. Receive a further report with a revised design development option that responds to the key feedback themes identified from the consultation findings and presents next steps for the development of additional outdoor sports facilities at Kerr Crescent, Aspendale Gardens

4. Continue to engage with stakeholders and interested local residents with the planning for the proposed development of additional sports field facilities at Kerr Crescent, Aspendale Gardens through the posting of project updates on Council’s website and onsite signage.

Read the full consultation report in the December 10 Agenda (Item 10.5) here.

The further report is being prepared and expected to be presented to Council in the first half of 2019.

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Council is currently investigating how to provide extra sporting facilities in Aspendale Gardens in order to meet growing local demand.

Background

In recent years local sporting club the Aspendale Stingrays Soccer Club has turned junior players away as there is no room to grow. Read the local Leader newspaper article about the club’s growth.


Council action

Council has been searching for a local home base for the club, yet there are limited sites available in Aspendale Gardens that can accommodate sporting activities. Council is investigating upgrading the existing sporting infrastructure at Kerr Crescent Reserve to create a home base for the club.


What is being considered?

  • upgrading existing playing fields to provide a multisport facilitiy with 4x soccer pitches/2x cricket ovals
  • new pavilion facility featuring female-friendly, accessible changerooms; umpires area and social room
  • car parking to minimise any on-street car parking by reserve users.

A number of scenarios for the site have been drafted and Council is keen to hear community feedback on the possible options. (see maps of the three options in the Library section on the right hand side of this page)


Seeking community input

Council is keen to seek a broad range of feedback from the local residents, school community, sporting clubs and the broader community.

Council officers have:

  • met directly with the sporting clubs
  • discussed the options with the school principal and school council president
  • presented to the Aspendale Gardens Resident’s Association
  • are writing directly to neighouring residents.

Council is also holding two community information sessions. Anyone interested in the project is invited to come along. Simply drop-in anytime to meet with Council officers to discuss the potential options and share your views.

Community Information Session 1:
Drop in anytime between
5.30pm–7.30pm
Thursday 13 September
@ Aspendale Youth Cove
Aspendale Community Centre

Community Information Session 2:
Drop in anytime between
9am – 11am
Saturday 15 September
@ Kerr Cres Reserve

Have your say

We’re keen to hear feedback from the community about each of the proposed options.

You can make a submission by:

  • completing the feedback form below
  • emailing info@kingston.vic.gov.au
  • writing to Sport and Recreation Team, City of Kingston, PO Box 1000, Mentone 3194.