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Draft Master Plans for Manson and Price Memorial Ovals

Consultation on the draft Master Plans for Manson Oval, Bellevue Heights and Price Memorial Oval, Hawthorn finished on Thursday 11 May.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

A report will be prepared for Council to consider the community feedback.

For more information call 8372 8888.

Consultation Details

The City of Mitcham sought feedback from the community on draft Master Plans for Manson Oval, Bellevue Heights and Price Memorial Oval, Hawthorn. The draft Master Plans have been prepared to guide the future improvement of Price Memorial Oval and Manson Oval. 

The project was commenced in 2013, with significant community consultation undertaken, including interviews with sporting and community groups, an on-site meeting, community meeting and submissions received. A draft Master Plan was prepared following the consultation, however did not proceed at that time. 

Council has supported the draft Master Plan to be progressed and costed ready for future implementation (subject to funding). The previous work has been updated, and Council now has a draft Master Plan that considers the feedback provided in 2013; and also that is consistent with the direction for the site identified in Council’s Sports Facilities Strategy. 

draft Master Plan for Manson Oval

draft Master Plan for Price Memorial Oval 

Contact Details 

Comments or questions in regard to the draft Master Plans for Manson Oval, Bellevue Heights and Price Memorial Oval, Hawthorn can be directed to: 

Alice Ralph
Sport and Recreation Officer
Phone: 8372 8888.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Master Plan?

A Master Plan provides a comprehensive vision and plan for the future improvement and development of a site. A Master Plan considers a wide range of interconnecting issues such as use, movement of cars and pedestrians, landscaping and built form. A Master Plan is not a detailed engineering or building design which comes at a later stage. 

Who’s been involved to date?

The project was commenced in 2013, with significant community consultation undertaken. Consultation activities included interviews with sporting clubs and community organisations that have a lease/licence to use the facilities at Manson Oval or Price Memorial Oval, an on-site meeting, a community meeting and written submissions. 

In addition, Council consulted with sports clubs and the community in 2016 on directions for individual sports facilities as part of the development of Council’s endorsed ‘Sports Facilities Strategy’. The draft Master Plans for Manson Oval and Price Memorial Oval are consistent with the direction provided in Council’s Sports Facilities Strategy. 

How can I contribute to the Master Plan?

Feedback is invited on the draft Master Plans for Manson Oval and Price Memorial Oval by completing an online survey at by 5pm Thursday 11 May 2017. 

What are the next steps?

Council is currently consulting with the community on the draft Master Plans for Manson Oval and Price Memorial Oval. Council will review the feedback received and will make updates to the draft Master Plans where appropriate. The updated Master Plans will then be taken to Council for endorsement. 

What is the cost to implement the Master Plans and who will pay for it?

Detailed cost estimates will be prepared on the final Master Plans following community consultation. It is anticipated that funding of the Master Plans will be from a variety of sources which may include Council, State Government, Federal Government, peak sporting bodies, and sporting groups. At this point in time the projects are not funded. 

When will the Master Plans be implemented?

There are no timeframes currently set for implementation of the Master Plans. Implementation may occur in stages and over a number of years, and is subject to funding availability. 

Principles that have guided the design from the Sports Facilities Strategy

  1. Sports complexes and sports facilities should be flexible, safe, accessible and ‘fit for purpose’ to cater for a mix of sport, recreation and community activities.
  2. A strong focus should be placed on facilitating the shared-use and multi-use of sports facilities where appropriate to reduce facility duplication and increase the use and value of assets.
  3. The City of Mitcham should aim to achieve good quality facilities that match their allocated hierarchy and are ‘fit for purpose’.
  4. The City of Mitcham should aim to achieve sustainable sports complexes and sports facilities through coordinated management and sustainable practices.
  5. Partnerships and resource opportunities should be established to increase the opportunities for achieving good quality sports facilities and asset improvements. 

Shared Use Facilities

Shared use facilities are recommended by State and Local Government. 

Shared facility use refers to multiple user groups sharing and utilising a facility. The approach has a number of benefits including:

  • Less duplication of facilities and increased use
  • Increased viability of clubs and facilities
  • Promotion of greater social inclusion
  • Increased participation base
  • Shared costs and resources, environmental benefits and reduced operating costs 

The design of shared use facilities at Manson Oval and Price Memorial Oval provides for sporting group use of the building as well as the ability for other community groups to hire meeting rooms. Many areas of the building will be shared with multiple sports groups such as the shared use hub (social open room area), kitchen, change rooms, and toilets. Other rooms such as meeting rooms will typically require sports or community groups to book them when they have meetings. Storage cages will typically be allocated to individual sports clubs. 

Appropriate management arrangements between all sports clubs, community groups and Council will be developed into the future to address responsibilities, hiring, and other items associated with the use and sharing of the building.

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