Another step towards Moorabbin Reserve redevelopment
30 March 2016
Redevelopment of the Moorabbin Reserve is another step closer after Kingston Council last night gave permission for the St Kilda Football Club to begin the formal planning application process.
As Kingston Council owns Moorabbin Reserve, its formal permission was required before a planning application could be lodged by St Kilda Football Club.
“This permission does not mean Kingston Council has approved the application – but rather allows the planning process to continue,” Mayor Tamsin Bearsley said. “The application will now be subject to the normal planning process, which will include seeking public feedback on the plan in coming months. “
The proposed Moorabbin Reserve redevelopment includes:
- new administrative facilities for St Kilda Football Club and a community football hub with dedicated offices for the Southern Metropolitan Junior Football League, Southern Football Netball League, Sandringham Dragons and AFL Victoria region staff
- a new social room facility with the ability to host meetings and events, including educational programs, seminars and courses
- training facilities for Southern Metropolitan Junior Football League, Southern Football Netball League and the St Kilda Football Club;
- the oval and associated facilities for use during for finals and other high-profile community-based games such as interleague, season launches and final series
- a venue for VFL team training and matches including change rooms, umpire facilities and warm up
- lighting to allow for training and potential community level night games
- commercial activities including (the existing) 68 gaming machines, bar and café facilities
- accessible public toilets
- improved car parking.
Separate to these proposed building works, Kingston Council has begun to develop a plan to improve the open space areas at the reserve with $1million of Council’s $5million contribution to the project dedicated to park improvements. The remaining $4million of Council funding will go towards the cost of the community football hub and indoor training court, which will be available for public use for netball/basketball.
Last year Council called for community members to contribute to the development of the Park Plan, with 14 people taking part to ensure community input into the draft plan.
The draft Park Plan will also be advertised for public feedback in coming months.