Your Holdfast: Glenelg Oval

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Background

Glenelg Oval, located in Glenelg East, is an established sport and community recreation reserve which is highly valued by existing user groups and the local community.

A staged approach for the development and implementation of key Master Plan actions will be taken. This approach will provide the opportunity to allocate funding across a number of financial years, in line with the proposed sequence of works and investigate relevant external funding applications to support recommendations.

Proposed actions have been allocated a level of priority within each of the three stages of development, and are based on their relative impact on delivering the desired outcomes. It should be acknowledged that priorities can change and are based on funding availability. The presentation of new or unknown opportunities or changes in community demands can also alter priorities.

Background

Glenelg Oval, located in Glenelg East, is an established sport and community recreation reserve which is highly valued by existing user groups and the local community.

A staged approach for the development and implementation of key Master Plan actions will be taken. This approach will provide the opportunity to allocate funding across a number of financial years, in line with the proposed sequence of works and investigate relevant external funding applications to support recommendations.

Proposed actions have been allocated a level of priority within each of the three stages of development, and are based on their relative impact on delivering the desired outcomes. It should be acknowledged that priorities can change and are based on funding availability. The presentation of new or unknown opportunities or changes in community demands can also alter priorities.

  • Stage 2: New Change Rooms

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    July 2021: Update

    Construction of the new uni-sex changerooms at Glenelg Oval is well underway, with the modular building being delivered to site.

    The 4 uni-sex changerooms, umpire rooms and public DDA toilets are now being fitted out, followed by landscaping.

    Expected completion date is set for mid September and ready for use by the Glenelg District Cricket Club for the upcoming season.

    Both the Glenelg Football Club and Cricket Club will enjoy amazing new facilities designed to be used by males, females, juniors and senior players and officials. This project was made possible through the financial contributions of the State and Federal Governments in conjunction with the City of Holdfast Bay.

    March 2021: Update

    The sod has been officially turned at Glenelg Oval for the construction of two new state level unisex, multi-sporting code compliant change rooms. Works will commence soon and it is anticipated to be constructed by August 2021.

    The project is being funded by the City of Holdfast Bay, as well as both the State and Federal Governments. Total project cost will be approximately $1.263M, funding breakdown is as follows:

    • State Government - $487,000 (Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing’s Grassroots Facilities Program)
    • City of Holdfast Bay - $476,000
    • Federal Government - $300,000 (Community Development Grants Program)

    Stage 2: New Changerooms

    Stage 2 is the development of new unisex changerooms for all oval users, primary users being the Glenelg Football Club and Glenelg District Cricket Club. The scope of works include:

    • Construction of two new state level female friendly (Unisex) changerooms with flexibility to be divided into four smaller changerooms
    • Umpire amenities
    • Storage facilities
    • Accessible toilet
    • Training/massage and first aid facilities
    • Improved players races

    The above scope will meet the minimum requirements from the AFL Preferred Facility Guidelines and Cricket Australia’s Community Cricket Facility Guidelines for state level facility.



    View the master plan here

  • Holdfast Tennis Club Official Clubroom Opening

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    The City of Holdfast Bay marked the official opening of the redevelopment of the Holdfast Tennis Club on Sunday 31 January 2021. This ceremony was in conjunction with the Holdfast Tennis Club’s Grand Opening of New Clubhouse and Courts Family Fun Day.

    The club was officially opened by Mayor Amanda Wilson and Councillor Mikki Bouchee, with an unveiling of the plaque. This opening was attended by Elected Members, Design and Building Contractors and Holdfast Tennis Club’s members with their friends and family.

    From its inception in 1902 until now, the clubrooms have not been updated or altered. The Club has a strong base of 140 registered members with 7 senior teams and 15 junior teams. This makes the Club one of the largest clubs in the district with an optimistic and vital future. The president, committee and club volunteers have contributed a significant amount of time towards the ongoing success of the club. The club should be proud of the their new clubrooms and we thank them for their time and effort in providing a safe and welcoming environment for the community.


  • Holdfast Tennis Club Redevelopment - December Update

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    • Clubrooms are complete with the Holdfast Tennis Club taking over the lease in November 2020.
    • All eight courts have been resurfaced.
    • The club have commenced their season and are utilising both the clubrooms and club courts.
    • The two community courts will be ready before the Christmas break.
    • Council and the Club will be partnering to host a club open day early in the near year….watch this space!
  • Holdfast Tennis Club Redevelopment - August Update

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    • Building works are progressing ahead of schedule.
    • First fix inspection has been undertaken.
    • Lights have been installed.
    • Stormwater works are nearing completion.
  • Holdfast Tennis Club Redevelopment - Construction Update

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    Works are progressing well and are ahead of schedule!

  • Holdfast Tennis Club Redevelopment - July Update

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    The Holdfast Tennis Club redevelopment is well underway, with the old clubroom being demolished and preparation for footings to be poured the week of 13 July 2020.

    The project is on track and due for completion in October 2020.

  • Holdfast Tennis Club

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    It was an important moment for the City of Holdfast Bay and the Holdfast Tennis Club as we saw the demolition of the old clubhouse take place on 30 June. The original clubhouse was built in 1937 for only £200 and it no longer met modern day standards, particularly for the growing club. This moment has been long awaited for by council, the club and the community. The project is full steam ahead with construction on the new clubhouse commencing shortly on 6 July.

    The City of Holdfast Bay and Holdfast Tennis Club have been working closely throughout the project to achieve best practice by ensuring modern day standards are met for club members and the broader community. Holdfast Bay is committed to improving community well-being through investment in enhancing sporting infrastructure such as the Holdfast Tennis Club.

    Stay tuned for further updates!


  • Holdfast Tennis Club Redevelopment - Sod Turning

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    Today we celebrated commencement of the Stage 1A Holdfast Tennis Clubs redevelopment – works that have been many years in the making. The first sod was turned for this major redevelopment that will create a new clubroom that will add to the unique streetscape of Williams Ave, Glenelg East. The $1.2 million project made possible through the support of the City of Holdfast Bay and Tennis SA.

    It was great to have the Elected Members Cr. Rosalina (Mikki) Bouchee, Cr. Bob Patton and Cr. William Miller, along with representatives from Holdfast Tennis Club, Cook Building and council administration on site to celebrate this exciting occasion.

    The City of Holdfast Bay is committed to enhancing the quality of life for residents and increasing community well-being through investment in enhancing existing amenities. We work closely with local sporting clubs to increase participation and support continued growth and sustainability.

  • Stage 1A - Holdfast Tennis Club Redevelopment

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    In 2017, following Community and Sporting Club Engagement, Council endorsed the Glenelg Oval Master Plan. The plan identifies the key issues and challenges of the site and provides direction and staging options for the development of the Oval precinct. The plan provides a clear vision and direction for the site that enables Council to plan for its future enhancement and improvement.

    Key Stakeholders of the Glenelg Oval Precinct include, Glenelg District Cricket Club, Glenelg Football Club and Glenelg Primary School. The Holdfast Tennis Club is part of the Glenelg Oval Precinct. This redevelopment is Stage 1A of the precinct master plan.

    A staged approached for the development and implementation was identified, with Stage 1A being redevelopment of the Holdfast Tennis Club on the Eastern side of the precinct. Scope of works include:

    • Construction of new tennis clubrooms
    • Redevelopment and realignment of all existing tennis courts (including the two community courts)
    • Improved lighting of the courts and fencing/gates
    • Landscaping

    The City of Holdfast Bay has committed $1,253,349 for the project. With a $15,000 grant from Tennis SA. The redeveloped Holdfast Tennis Club will provide a high-quality sport and recreation facility for the community. The new clubroom and improved courts will increase participation and foster participation across all ages. The new building, leased by the tenant club, will be a community facility available for hire.

    Timeline

    Construction will start in June 2020, with the construction of the new clubrooms, upgrade to the eight courts and new lighting and fencing. It is anticipated the redevelopment of Stage 1A - Holdfast Tennis Club will be completed in November 2020 (26 week work schedule).



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