Cardinia Shire Council will soon commence construction works to upgrade the southern tennis courts at Cockatoo Tennis Club.
The upgrades involve reconstructing the two existing southern tennis courts at Alma Treloar Reserve (73 Healesville – Koo Wee Rup Rd, Cockatoo).
The upgrade includes the demolition of the existing facility and replacement of two new sporting-standard synthetic tennis courts and supporting infrastructure including:
- new LED competition-standard LUX lighting, allowing for night and low light level participation
- new fencing
- accessible concrete pathways and supporting infrastructure.
The $575,300.00 project is funded through Cardinia Shire Council in partnership with the Victorian Government contributing $250,000 through the Local Sport Infrastructure Fund – Community Facilities.
This follows community engagement undertaken in December 2021 and October 2022, as well as ongoing close communication with Cockatoo Tennis Club and the local community.
Cardinia Shire Mayor Councillor Tammy Radford expressed thanks to the local community who provided feedback on the design concepts and to all key stakeholders involved in the project, particularly those who contributed letters of support to Council’s grant funding application.
Ranges Ward Councillor Jeff Springfield said these upgrades would ensure the grounds are once again fit for purpose, following the re-installation of new lighting on the northern courts in 2019.
“These upgrades will provide both the tennis club and local community with much-needed, accessible and safe facilities that will ensure they can continue playing and using the courts for years to come,” Cr Springfield said.
To carry out the works, there will be some pedestrian access changes whilst the southern tennis courts are closed. Visitors to the reserve are encouraged to plan their visit and to view the map available on the Creating Cardinia project page at www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay.
Construction works are expected to commence from 18 November and be completed by July 2023, weather and conditions permitting.
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