Manningham Council has recently applied for a planning permit for the construction of the proposed $17.9 million multi-use stadium at Mullum Mullum Reserve.
The proposed stadium includes five multi-use sports courts, seating for up to 500 spectators, amenities and a café. The facility will cater for a range of sports such as basketball, netball, badminton and volleyball. The facility will be critical to addressing the shortage of court space throughout Manningham.
Manningham Chief Executive Officer, Joe Carbone, said the stadium development is a key feature of the Mullum Mullum Reserve Management Plan. The Plan, endorsed by Council in 2014 also proposes additional improvements at the reserve including upgrades to the existing sporting facilities, improvements to landscaping and the construction of better pedestrian and cycling links throughout the reserve.
“Manningham has a growing demand for court space for a range of sports including basketball, netball, gymnastics, badminton and table tennis, so the stadium development will play a pivotal role in freeing up valuable space at our other highball stadiums.”
“Mullum Mullum Reserve is one of this city’s wonderful recreation and sporting precincts and the proposed works will enhance this major community asset,” he said.
The planning permit application for the construction of the stadium is on public exhibition from Wednesday 19 August until Wednesday 9 September. Submissions should be made during this time; however Council can consider all submissions up until the day a decision is made on the application.
As part of the exhibition and planning permit application process, a community drop-in session will be held at the Donvale Hockey and Bowls Pavilion at the Mullum Mullum Reserve, at the corner of Reynolds and Springvale Roads, between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm and 6.00 pm and 8.00 pm on Wednesday 26 August.
Members of the community are invited to attend the community drop-in session to speak to the project architects, specialist technical consultants and Council officers.
Following the public exhibition period, a report will be prepared for Council to make a formal decision on the planning permit application.
Subject to planning approval, construction of the stadium would commence in late 2016, with the facility expected to be open to the public by the middle of 2018.
For more information on the planning permit application:
- Visit Your Say Manningham to view a copy of the application and plans, acoustic report, traffic report and sustainability report
- View a hard copy of the application and plans at the Manningham Civic Centre, 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster, between 8.00 am and 5.00 pm from Monday to Friday
- Call Council’s Statutory Planning Unit on 9840 9333.
Submissions must be made in writing and include the submitter’s name and address. To make a submission, either:
- Visit Your Say Manningham
- Mail your written submission to Statutory Planning Unit, PO Box 1, Doncaster 3108
- Drop your written submission in to the Manningham Civic Centre, 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster.