Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park

City of Stonnington Council confirmed Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park in Malvern East as the site for a new multipurpose sport and recreation facility incorporating a four-court indoor sports stadium on 30 October 2017.

The development of a Master Plan for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park will soon commence to plan for indoor courts to be located alongside the Chadstone Bowls Club, Chadstone Tennis Club and other sporting clubs and organisations who use the site.

Feasibility study

With 30,000 new residents forecast to be living in Stonnington by 2036, demand for sporting facilities will continue to increase. To address this need, the Stonnington Recreation Strategy (2014) highlighted Council’s commitment to conducting a feasibility study into the construction of a new multi-court indoor stadium.

In December 2016 Council passed a motion confirming the Chadstone Bowls Club site on Chadstone Road, Malvern East as the preferred location for a feasibility study to investigate the merit of building a multi-function indoor sports stadium catering to netball, basketball and other sporting users from across the municipality.

This feasibility study was presented to Council in October 2017 and included independent reports on:

  • Stadium Operations Report – Otium Planning Group
  • Traffic Impact Assessment – O’Brien Traffic
  • Social Impact Assessment – Public Place
  • Chadstone Bowls Club – Strategic Options Assessment – Corengal Consulting

The development of this feasibility study involved extensive community consultation including ten community consultation forums and an online survey.

The complete feasibility study and independent reports are available here.

Development of a Master Plan for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park

To ensure the needs of all sporting users and the community are met, a Master Plan for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park will be developed.

Council will liaise with the clubs who currently use the site, including the Chadstone Bowls Club, Chadstone Tennis Club, Chadstone Lacrosse Club and East Malvern Tooronga Cricket Club, as soon as possible to ensure their input into the Masterplan.

A Project Management Plan will be presented to Council to start the master planning process, it is expected that this will happen by mid-2018.

The Master Plan for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park will include consultation opportunities for residents and Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park user groups through the formation of reference groups, residents around Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park will be informed of these opportunities.

Project timeline

  • Needs analysis ended - March 2015
  • Preliminary site investigations started - May 2015
  • Council resolves to investigate preferred sites further  - December 2016
  • Feasibility study started (including initial community consultation) - February 2017
  • Council motion to consider three possible alternate sites - land within Malvern Valley Golf Course, Orrong-Romanis Reserve, and the car park opposite the East Malvern RSL Club - July 2017
  • Report on assessment of three alternate sites presented to Council – September 2017
  • Feasibility study presented to Council and decision to confirm Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park as the site for a new multipurpose sport and recreation facility incorporating a four-court indoor sports stadium - October 2017
  • Council will liaise with the clubs who currently use the site – expected to start late-2017
  • Project Management Plan for a Master Plan for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park presented to Council – expected by mid-2018
  • Start the Master Plan for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park  – expected to start by mid-2018