Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park masterplan

  • Project value$49.9m
  • Project scheduleConstruction expected to commence early 2022
View of facility from Rob Roy Road

In May 2019, Council adopted a masterplan for the Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park(PDF, 13MB) in Malvern East.

The masterplan will help develop new community sports facilities and park improvements.

These include:

  • four indoor sports courts for basketball and netball
  • upgraded facilities for Chadstone Bowls Club, Chadstone Lacrosse Club, Chadstone Tennis Club and East Malvern Tooronga Cricket Club
  • better facilities for casual users of the park.

About

This project is a is a $49.9m investment in community sport and upgrading Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park, with $4 million provided by the Australian Government.

Why more indoor courts?

Sport Australia participation data shows that : 

  • basketball is the third
  • netball is the fourth

most popular participation sports among children in Australia.

Stonnington currently only has two indoor courts for netball and none for basketball, compared to the 13 needed to support our population. This is a long overdue investment in sports with a higher female participation rate.

Netball

In their last available pre-COVID information, Netball Victoria had 2,785 registered netball players in Stonnington. Prahran Netball Association has 1,129 registered members, meaning that 1,656 people are playing outside of Stonnington due to a lack of courts.

The below clubs currently play outside of Stonnington because of a lack of courts:

  • Malvern Netball Club
  • Sacre Coeur Netball Club
  • Korowa Netball Club
  • St Rochs Netball Club
  • Lloyd Street Primary
  • St. Cecelia’s

Basketball

Approximately 2,800 Stonnington residents are registered with nearby basketball associations due to there being no courts available in Stonnington.

Women's access to sporting facilities 

Women and girls need modern, safe, welcoming and inclusive sports facilities.

Sports like football and cricket have long dominated Stonnington’s sporting facilities, while more popular sports for girls and women like netball and basketball have had fewer facilities. A new indoor facility for these sports means more of us can join in.

Facilities

The Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park masterplan delivers:

  • four indoor courts for sports like netball and basketball
  • better facilities for Chadstone Recreation and Civic Club (and its sport sections of the Chadstone Bowls Club and Chadstone Tennis Club), and 
  • park improvements for seasonal sporting clubs and casual users.

Facilities

 Location Facility
Car park  More than 200 bays of undercover car parking. 

 Indoor courts

Four indoor sports courts meeting Netball Victoria and Basketball Victoria guidelines.

Spectator seating for each court.

Scorer and team benches for each court.

Scoreboard, game clock and shot clock for each court.

Tournament office with line of sight to courts.

Treatment to absorb of sound.

Accessible changerooms.

First aid room.

Chadstone Bowls Club

New eight-rink synthetic bowling green.

Seating and shelters around rinks.

All-weather shade sail shelter.

Lighting for night bowling.

Chadstone Tennis Club 

Seven new courts (five synthetic clay and two plexipave).

Lighting for night tennis.

Perimeter fence with access gates.

One show court with spectator seating. 

Shared administration facilities and social spaces 

Reception area including centre manager office.

Shared sports association office (fits 5-6 people).

Meeting spaces for sports associations.

Staff kitchen and toilets.

Four designated social spaces.

Bar and lounge facility for Chadstone Recreation and Civic Club.

Shared kitchen suitable for catering events.

Ovals
(used by Chadstone Lacrosse Club (winter) and East Malvern Tooronga Cricket Club (summer) 

Male and female change rooms and storage facilities.

First aid room.

Improved viewing areas for spectators.

Find out more in the Percy Treyvaud Masterplan(PDF, 20MB).

Project timeline

 Date Process 
Sptember 2021

A tender process for this project is underway, with four prequalified contacted from the Victorian Construction Supplier Register committed to submitting a tender which was released on 4 September.

A preferred contractor will be brough back to Council for consideration in November, with works expected to commence onsite in early 2022. The complete program of works will be confirmed once a contractor is determined.

Read more about the process in the report to Council on 20 September (page 126).

June 2021

City of Stonnington Councillors have endorsed works to begin on the implementation of the Masterplan for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park in Malvern East.

Works are expected to start in early 2022 and take approximately two years to complete. The majority of Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park will be accessible throughout the works with the worksite fenced off.

More information will be available as the construction timeline is confirmed.

May 2021

Council receives independent site review of alternative potential sites for indoor courts. The outcome of this review is to continue discussions with Vicinity Centres, operators of Chadstone Shopping Centre, to investigate the concept of a multipurpose sport and recreation facility to support community need for additional indoor sporting courts. Discussions will also continue with Homesglen Institute to better understand their interest. A report will be brought back to Council by early July for future direction.

March 2021

The Supreme Court of Victoria has made a determination on restrictive covenants onsite that enables work to continue on the development of new community sporting facilities and park upgrades at the Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park in Malvern East.

Depending upon the findings on the site review initiated in late 2020, Council will receive this review and determine whether the proposed project will commence at the Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park or an alternative site.

December 2020 - first half of 2021
Council initiated independent site review of alternative potential sites for indoor courts, including privately owned sites. Report expected back to Council in first half of 2021.
2019 

Detailed design complete.

May 2019 

Council approves masterplan.

Feb-Mar 2019 

Community consultation on draft masterplan.

Feb 2019 

Council approves draft masterplan, endorsed for public exhibition.

2018 - early-2019 

Develop draft masterplan, consult with community. 

Feb-Apr 2018  Nominate and choose stakeholder group.
February 2018 

Council approves governance structure and draft terms of reference.

October 2017  Council approves Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park for a multipurpose sport and recreation facility.
2017  Feasibility study completed. 

Please note: No demolition, construction or tree removal will begin until the final determination, on the covenants, is handed down by the Supreme Court of Victoria.

There will be an information session before any work begins. This gives the community the chance to ask about the project construction timetable.

We will send residents details of this meeting:

  • by letter, and
  • email to subscribers of the Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park eNewsletter.

We will also publish these details on our website.

We'll also work with affected clubs to arrange other locations during the works. 

Subscribe

Subscribe to the Percy Treyvaud Masterplan eNewsletter for email updates.

We'll also write to residents at important points in the project.

 

Frequently asked questions

Masterplan, park improvements and open space

Why Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park?

The City of Stonnington only has two sports courts for basketball and courts, with 13 indoor sports courts needed to support our population.

Percy Treyvauyd Memorial Park was identified as the most suitable location for a new indoor sports facility, and in May 2019 a Masterplan for the site was approved that includes four new indoor sports courts and upgrade facilities for Chadstone Bowls Club, Chadstone Tennis Club, Chadstone Lacrosse Club and East Malvern Tooronga Cricket Club.

The Masterplan was shaped by consultation with the community, including hundreds of responses that informed the initial draft that was developed in partnership with a stakeholder group that included resident representatives.

What is the timeline?

The expected timeline for the project is:

  • Procurement and preparation for construction – due to be completed by end 2021
  • Construction started – early 2022
  • Construction completed – expected by early 2024

Importantly, Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park will be accessible throughout the works with sporting facilities fenced off. We will work with clubs to find alternative sites while seasons are impacted.

How much will this cost?

This is a $49.9m investment in community sport and upgrading Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park, with $4 million provided by the Australian Government.

Why are the sporting facilities located where they are within Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park?

In response to feedback received on a series of concept site options in 2018, the Masterplan locates the sporting facilities in a position that:

  • distributes development evenly across the northern (Abbotsford Road) end of the park
  • locates the indoor courts to provide a buffer from surrounding street interfaces and most importantly set into the ground to reduce visual bulk
  • creates over 1,000m² of additional publicly accessible open space
  • allows for a single level of controlled car parking with over 200 spaces overall
  • maximises visibility and exposure for outdoor sporting clubs and participants
  • retains a social connection between the Chadstone Bowls Club and Chadstone Tennis Club
  • minimises tree removal.

The Masterplan was shaped by consultation with the community, including hundreds of responses that informed the initial draft that was developed in partnership with a stakeholder group that included resident representatives.

We also thank representatives from Basketball Victoria, Chadstone Bowls Club, Chadstone Lacrosse Club, Chadstone Tennis Club, East Malvern Tooronga Cricket Club and Prahran Netball Association for their help in developing the Masterplan.

What about the rest of the park?

Park improvements include:

  • extensive tree replanting and landscape improvements
  • more accessible pedestrian pathways and the creation of a loop path
  • installation of fitness stations at the southern end of the park
  • improved public seating
  • increased bins and dog bag dispensers
  • upgraded maintenance program for the wetland near Chadstone Road.

The two sports ovals, wetland, playground near Quentin Road and hit-up wall at the southern end of the park will remain where they are. 

What about open space?

The Masterplan results in an increase of over 1,000m² publicly accessible open space, the majority of this gain is the result of locating the car park under the bowls club rather than at grade as it currently is.

See page 10 of the Masterplan(PDF, 13MB) for more information.

 

What consultation took place?

The Masterplan for Percy Trevaud Memorial Park was guided by community consultation in 2018 and 2019.

Reports on the feedback from consultation are available:

 

Will there be any tree removal?

Yes, approximately 70 trees will be removed for construction.

Significant replanting will be undertaken with over 130 new trees planted.

See page 19 of the Masterplan(PDF, 13MB) for more information.

How will the roof terrace area work?

The Masterplan includes an elevated roof terrace between the Chadstone Bowls Club (on the Chadstone Road side of the site) and Chadstone Tennis Club and indoor sport courts (on the Quentin Road side of the site).

This will provide an elevated passive community space to watch sports across the oval, tennis courts, bowling greens and indoor courts. It is not expected to be publicly accessible when the facility is not in operation, nor included in the licensed area.

How will you keep the new facilities safe?

The design has been created under the principles of CPTED (crime prevention through environmental design) and will be analysed accordingly to ensure the new facilities follow principles that reduce the likelihood of undesirable behaviour.

Pedestrian areas and the car park will be well lit.

What happened to Chadstone?

On 3 May 2021, Council endorsed an independent review of additional potential sites for indoor sporting courts.

This review identified Chadstone Shopping Centre and Holmesglen Institute’s Chadstone campus as the best two potential options, with both recommended for additional investigation. Importantly, this review also reinforced Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park in Malvern East as the most suitable Council owned site and third best suited overall.

Explaining this investigation into Chadstone Shopping Centre and Holmesglen Institute, Cr Hely added:

 After discussions with both Chadstone Shopping Centre and Holmesglen Institute, it became clear that neither site is able to enter into an arrangement that meets the needs of Council and the community at this time.

We thank management of both Chadstone Shopping Centre and Holmesglen Institute for working with Council in good faith to explore the viability of developing a community facility in partnership with us.

More information is available in a report to Council on Monday 28 June 2021 (page 39)(PDF, 631KB)

 

Sporting facilities 

What facilities are included?

What facilities are included?

See the list of new and upgraded sporting facilities.

What will the all-weather shelter look like?

The bowling green will be covered by a shade sail structure that is approximately 7m from the ground at its highest point. This is a similar size to a two storey house.

See below for a design that shows how the shade sail will look from the nearby Rob Roy Road entry to Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park.

See our image gallery for more information.

What will happen to the sports clubs during construction?

Meetings with the Chadstone Bowls Club, Chadstone Tennis Club and Chadstone Recreation and Civic Club will develop a relocation plan for construction.

Construction is unlikely to impact the season of Chadstone Lacrosse Club or East Malvern Tooronga Cricket Club as the ovals are unaffected and temporary facilities can be accommodated onsite.

Will the new outdoor sporting facilities have lighting?

Yes, the Chadstone Bowls Club and Chadstone Tennis Club will have high quality low-spill lighting to enable people to play at night. 

How will you manage sound at the indoor sport courts?

The indoor sport courts building will be sealed, air conditioned and acoustically treated to assist with the sound management of the hard court indoor facilities. 

Car parking and traffic

Is there car parking?

The Masterplan includes a single level car park with over 200 spaces, enough to service sporting and park users.

Community feedback indicated a preference for parking on a single level because of improved lines of sight and safety, this also allows for direct access to the park and ovals from the car park.

How did you decide on the number of needed car parks?

Anticipated parking demand for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park was determined through first principles and is outlined in Irwinconsult’s Traffic Engineering Report.

By studying current use, analysing parking demands of future uses and looking at similar venues in Melbourne the report identified the number of  spaces would be required.

This includes the operation of the indoor sports courts that was calculated using the below table.

See pages 10-16 of Irwinconsult’s Traffic Engineering Report for more information.

How will the drop off area on Chadstone Road work?

The Masterplan includes a drop-off area from the Chadstone Road entry to the car park. Similar to drop-off areas at schools this will include a mix of short-term parking spaces and provide a drop off area for buses.

Can Chadstone Road handle the traffic?

Yes, the additional traffic generated is anticipated to not unreasonably impact Chadstone Road.

Chadstone Road operates as a local arterial road and is capable of carrying a mid-block two-way traffic volume of up to 1,800 vehicles in the peak hour, the anticipated addition of facility traffic to existing volumes would not exceed this.

What traffic and parking studies did you undertake?

Traffic and parking studies looked at the existing condition of the local street network, as well as predictions of the usage and operation of the indoor facility. These studies captured data on selected weekdays, weekends - including major shopping events at Chadstone Shopping Centre.

Two traffic and parking reports were completed:

Latest updates

We provide regular updates on the Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park masterplan project.

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Supporting documents

View supporting documents

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of the Stonnington City Council - June 2019(PDF, 419KB)

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of the Stonnington City Council - May 2019(PDF, 622KB)

Trafficworks - Traffic and Parking Assessment Report (February 2019)(PDF, 38MB)

Greenwood Consulting - Preliminary Arboricultural Assessment (February 2019)(PDF, 15MB)

Irwinconsult - Traffic Engineering Report (February 2019)(PDF, 3MB)

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of the Stonnington City Council - February 2019(PDF, 2MB)

City of Stonnington Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park Masterplan: Engagement Report (January 2019)(PDF, 3MB)

Williams Ross Architects - Consultation on concept site options for draft masterplan (November 2018)(PDF, 28MB)

Capire - Multipurpose sport and recreation facility survey report (October 2018)(PDF, 438KB)

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of the Stonnington City Council - October 2018(PDF, 5MB)

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of the Stonnington City Council - February 2018(PDF, 477KB)

City of Stonnington Draft Masterplan Report January 2018(PDF, 20MB)

Public Place – Stonnington Indoor Sports Stadium Social Impact Assessment (October 2017)

Otium Planning Group Stadium – Stonnington Indoor Sports Stadium Stadium Operations Report (October 2017)

O’Brien Traffic – Stonnington Indoor Sports Stadium Traffic Impact Assessment (October 2017)

Corengal Consulting Chadstone Bowls Club Strategic Options Assessment (October 2017)(PDF, 3MB)

Hansen Partnership Stonnington Indoor Sports Stadium Feasibility Study (October 2017)(PDF, 10MB)

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of the Stonnington City Council - October 2017(PDF, 163KB)

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of the Stonnington City Council - September 2017(PDF, 288KB)

Hansen Partnership - Assessment of Alternate Sites Report (August 2017)(PDF, 5MB)

Notes of the Stonnington City Council East Ward meeting - April 2017(PDF, 332KB)

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of the Stonnington City Council – February 2017

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of the Stonnington City Council – December 2016

Victorian Government – Inquiry into Women and Girls in Sport and Active Registration (November 2015)

VicHealth – Female participation in sport and physical activity (August 2015)

City of Stonnington Recreation Strategy 2014-2024 (December 2014)(PDF, 687KB)

Location

Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park, Malvern East 3145  View Map

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