ORC Redevelopment Update

 01 March 2019

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Plans are progressing on the $23.3 million redevelopment of the centre including the construction of five new indoor basketball courts, gymnasium upgrade and conversion of the existing stadium to a state level gymnastics facility for the Waverley Gymnastics Club.

Subject to the approval of Council, Waverley Gymnastics and construction costs being received within budget, works are expected to take between 18 and 24 months to complete. All works will be completed in one stage to ensure that we complete the project as quickly and efficiently as possible. The contract is expected to be announced in April with construction to start in May.

Due to the pending construction, we will be required to close the centre from Monday 29 April 2019.

Please find below details of key project updates. We will be providing further information as details of the project are confirmed.


LATEST USER GROUP COMMUNICATION UPDATES

Aquatics Users:

1 March 2019 - It is proposed that seasonal aquatics facilities will remain available throughout the construction period. Parking and entrance to the facilities may be affected and will be determined by construction status.

Members/Multi-Visit Pass Holders:

21 March 2019 – We endeavour to accommodate Oakleigh Recreation Centre members and multi-visit pass holders at our other locations Monash Aquatic & Recreation Centre and the Clayton Aquatics & Health Club and no additional cost.

Stadium Competition Participants:

19 February 2019 – All competitions will temporarily cease at the completion of the current Summer Season. Upon reopening of the stadium, Waverley Basketball Association, Waverley District Netball Association and Volleyball Victoria will be managing competitions. Casual/term based bookings will be available again in restricted times. See more here.

Stadium Facility Hirers:

21 February 2019 – Casual/term based bookings for stadium/programs/group exercise will only be accepted until April 2019 subject to project timelines.


PROJECT UPDATES

March 2019:  

January – March 2019: Call for tenders for construction. Subject to the approval of Council, Waverley Gymnastics and construction costs being received within budget the award of tender construction is expected in April 2019.

December 2018: Detailed design for Oakleigh Recreation Centre (ORC) Indoor Stadium and Gymnastics Centre documented costed by Quantity Surveyor (QS). Design specification and QS approved by Project Control Group (PCG).

June 2018: Detailed design development commenced. Ongoing consultation with key stakeholders regarding design detailed.

March 2018: Council Report – Council agreed to contribute additional funding of $3.3M to the project to ensure the project could proceed based on QS cost estimate of the total project cost of $23.3M.

Late 2017 and early 2018: Key stakeholders consulted to finalise design detail and determine indicative project cost.

December 2017: Council Report awards contract for construction of eight synthetic grass tennis courts at Caloola Reserve to allow the relocation of the Oakleigh Tennis Club.

August 2017: Council Report Authorising officers to proceed to tender for the installation of eight synthetic grass tennis courts with LED sports lighting at Caloola Reserve Oakleigh.

June 2017: The principle agreement with tennis to relocate to Caloola Reserve and free up the ORC site enabled the project in its current form to progress and new functional schematic design layouts evolved showing the new indoor stadium being positioned in the area freed up by the potential relocation of the Oakleigh Tennis Club. The architects provided a range of options for consideration with the project budget being maintained at $20M (excl GST). The schematic design of the new indoor multi-purpose sports stadium progressed with input from various stakeholders and sporting associations.

January – June 2017: A range of schematic design options were considered by the PCG based on functionality, the project budget, amenity, site constraints and connectivity.

January 2017: Council Report appointing DWP Australia Pty Ltd, trading as DWP/Suters, as project architects.

December 2016: Council Report confirming Council ‘welcomes the announcement by the Victorian Minister for Sport, the Hon John Eren, on 1 December 2016 to provide $3 million of funding for Council’s and Waverley Gymnastics’ proposed a combined project to redevelop the Oakleigh Recreation Centre’.

November 2016: Council Report – Council endorses an $18 - $20M redevelopment project for ORC and notes a funding application to SRV seeking funding to integrate the ORC Indoor Stadium (five courts) and the Waverley Gymnastics Facility in Oakleigh


For more information or if you have any questions please contact Gareth Rayner on (03) 8567 0333 or email Gareth.Rayner@monash.vic.gov.au