Sportlink Redevelopment

Consultation has concluded

Feedback on the Sportlink Redevelopment consultation closed on 17 September 2021.

Click here to view outcomes of the community consultation process.


BACKGROUND

Sportlink is set to undergo an $8.07 million redevelopment that includes:

  • a new roof over the outdoor courts
  • upgraded court surfaces
  • LED lighting
  • basketball rings including associated line-marking on two of the outdoor courts
  • improved drainage
  • sealing of the gravel car park adjacent to Livingstone Primary School
  • landscaping works
  • solar panels
  • fire services upgrades inside the facility.

Why works are needed?

The existing outdoor courts are ageing and nearing the end of their useful life.

Council’s Indoor Sports Facility Feasibility Study also identified a growing demand for basketball and netball and recommended a number of actions, including redeveloping Sportlink.

Sportlink is a heavily-utilised facility and these upgrades will increase the usable hours of the outdoor courts and enhance player and spectator experience.

Redevelopment benefits

The Sportlink redevelopment will transform the outdoor area, allowing the outdoor courts to be played during all weather conditions and now, in addition, include basketball to be played on two of the outdoor courts.

There will also be the following additional features provided to the outdoor courts:

  • an upgraded acrylic court surface providing better traction
  • the new roof over the outdoor courts will also expand over the existing spectator seating area which will provide a sheltered area.

Environmental benefits include 300 solar panels on the new roof over the outdoor courts (100KW system) and upgrades to the existing water tanks and drainage.

Project timeline and works information

Works are expected to start mid-2022 and finish late 2022.

During the program of works there will be staged temporary closures to the outdoor courts, indoor facility and parts of the car park.

Access to pathways and parking within the Sportlink precinct will change as work progresses.

Closure information will be promoted on the Council project webpage and signage will be displayed on site.

Funding

Whitehorse City Council is jointly funding the project with $6.57 million from Council and $1.5 million from the Commonwealth Government’s Community Development Grants program.


Feedback on the Sportlink Redevelopment consultation closed on 17 September 2021.

Click here to view outcomes of the community consultation process.


BACKGROUND

Sportlink is set to undergo an $8.07 million redevelopment that includes:

  • a new roof over the outdoor courts
  • upgraded court surfaces
  • LED lighting
  • basketball rings including associated line-marking on two of the outdoor courts
  • improved drainage
  • sealing of the gravel car park adjacent to Livingstone Primary School
  • landscaping works
  • solar panels
  • fire services upgrades inside the facility.

Why works are needed?

The existing outdoor courts are ageing and nearing the end of their useful life.

Council’s Indoor Sports Facility Feasibility Study also identified a growing demand for basketball and netball and recommended a number of actions, including redeveloping Sportlink.

Sportlink is a heavily-utilised facility and these upgrades will increase the usable hours of the outdoor courts and enhance player and spectator experience.

Redevelopment benefits

The Sportlink redevelopment will transform the outdoor area, allowing the outdoor courts to be played during all weather conditions and now, in addition, include basketball to be played on two of the outdoor courts.

There will also be the following additional features provided to the outdoor courts:

  • an upgraded acrylic court surface providing better traction
  • the new roof over the outdoor courts will also expand over the existing spectator seating area which will provide a sheltered area.

Environmental benefits include 300 solar panels on the new roof over the outdoor courts (100KW system) and upgrades to the existing water tanks and drainage.

Project timeline and works information

Works are expected to start mid-2022 and finish late 2022.

During the program of works there will be staged temporary closures to the outdoor courts, indoor facility and parts of the car park.

Access to pathways and parking within the Sportlink precinct will change as work progresses.

Closure information will be promoted on the Council project webpage and signage will be displayed on site.

Funding

Whitehorse City Council is jointly funding the project with $6.57 million from Council and $1.5 million from the Commonwealth Government’s Community Development Grants program.