Future of Elsternwick Park North

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Update:

At a Special Meeting of Council, held on Wed 26 April, Council resolved to support Option 5 to retain golf at the site.

For more details on Council's resolution, visit Bayside City Council's website.


A Deliberative Panel of 25 community members met over two days in November 2016 to make recommendations for the future uses of Elsternwick Park (north).

Three options were developed. Council then engaged a landscape architect to draw each option to scale and ensure the designs take into account underground infrastructure (drains), planning controls (flood controls) and other requirements including disability access.

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Update:

At a Special Meeting of Council, held on Wed 26 April, Council resolved to support Option 5 to retain golf at the site.

For more details on Council's resolution, visit Bayside City Council's website.


A Deliberative Panel of 25 community members met over two days in November 2016 to make recommendations for the future uses of Elsternwick Park (north).

Three options were developed. Council then engaged a landscape architect to draw each option to scale and ensure the designs take into account underground infrastructure (drains), planning controls (flood controls) and other requirements including disability access.

This has resulted in small changes to some elements see rescaled drawings and explanation of changes below.

The three options will be taken to Council at the 26 April meeting for consideration. Members of the general public are encouraged to attend and are able to register to speak from Thursday 20 April.

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    Option 1a reworked


    Option 1a was the option most supported by the panel. This option includes the creation of an urban forest, expanded wetland area and the retention of an upgraded Oval 2 in its existing location. In this option the golf course is not retained.

    This option has been drawn to scale and takes into consideration the limitations of the site (drainage, utilities) and opportunities to increase community enjoyment of the site. As a result of this process the following variations have occurred:


    Option 1a was the option most supported by the panel. This option includes the creation of an urban forest, expanded wetland area and the retention of an upgraded Oval 2 in its existing location. In this option the golf course is not retained.

    This option has been drawn to scale and takes into consideration the limitations of the site (drainage, utilities) and opportunities to increase community enjoyment of the site. As a result of this process the following variations have occurred:

    • BBQs relocated from the SW corner of the park to the SE corner due to flood flows.
    • A pavilion (change rooms, public toilets, umpire room, kiosk) for Oval 2 has been added. A new pavilion for Oval 2 at Elsternwick North has been a long term priority as identified in the Bayside Pavilion Improvement Plan. The current change rooms for Oval 2 have been deemed not fit for purpose and poorly located. The exact location of this new pavilion will be determined through a future design development process, subject to the outcomes of the Council meeting. This pavilion has been indicatively shown south west of the existing carpark (St Kilda Street).

    • Carparking along Bent Avenue has been provided where appropriate, rather than along the entire Bent Avenue. This still provides the area with 50 additional spaces.

    • Fitness stations have been spread along the path, rather than clustered in the recreation area to increase usage as part of a circuit.
    • Central access road (NE – SW) and building have been removed and a shared pathway installed for cyclists and pedestrians. This will connect into existing bike paths and help to achieve the goals within Council’s Integrated Transport and Cycling Strategy.
    • (Subject to further discussion with Melbourne Water) A low fence (1.2m) will be installed along Bent Avenue.
    • The current layout of Elster Creek will be retained as the proposed changes to the land and increased wetland space provide the greatest cost benefit and flood mitigation.
    • Internal paths (excluding NE – SW path and boundary paths) have been reduced to pedestrian paths only, cyclists will not be encouraged to ride through the park.
    • Explore with Melbourne Water the opportunity to increase stormwater detention at Elsternwick Park including mounding around Oval No. 2.


    Below is the original Option 1A as developed by the Deliberative Panel - Sunday 13th November 2016.

    Initial costing

    These figures have been updated on 17 March 2017 to reflect a reduction in the estimated costs of constructing the wetland components from previously published figures.  

    The reduction in costs for Option 1A is $324,445.

    The original calculations for the wetlands included infrastructure items such as pumps and piping that would only be required if the wetlands were being created from scratch and serving a water harvesting function. As this part of the options reflects wetland construction only (not water harvesting) these infrastructure elements are not required in any option. 

    The original estimates can be downloaded from the key documents area.

    The costings provide an early estimate on what Council would need to invest construct Option 1A as well as additional ongoing maintenance costs that are above what Council’ currently spends on Elsternwick Park.

    While indicative, these costings reflect Council’s current experience for build and construction costs or are estimates provided by Council’s contractors who undertake this type of work.


    Elsternwick Park Deliberative Panel Option 1A

    Demolish and remove change rooms and toilets *

    20,000

    Construct 400m2 Pavilion & 3 pan toilets (1 ambulant) *

    1,255,060

    Sportsground reconstruction No 2. drainage, irrigation and profile

    800,000

    1450 Lm shared trail concrete 3m width

    652,500

    1100 Lm granitic gravel pedestrian path 1.5m width

    57,750

    15 Park benches on concrete pads

    43,500

    5 picnic settings on concrete pads

    25,000

    80 m2 shelter on concrete floor with 2 picnic tables inc drink fountain

    45,000

    1 dual BBQ and 15K allowance for power supply on concrete pad

    25,000

    250Lm Angled car parking

    180,000

    Supply and install 2400 trees (tubes ok)

    6,600

    Supply and install 200,000 understorey tubes

    550,000

    5 Fitness Stations

    64,000

    7000 m2 wetland

    1,845,555


    Café 300m2

    1,050,000

    Subtotal

    6,619,965

    Contingency 20%

    1,323,993

    Total capital cost

    7,943,958

    On Going Maintenance

    Estimated per annum (excluding leased café)

    300,000

    * Item(s) in addition to Deliberative Panel Concept










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    Option 2a reworked

    Option 2a was the next supported option after Option 1a. In this option Oval 2 is relocated to the north east corner of the park to accommodate an increase in size. This option includes up to 4 netball courts and associated carparking. This option includes the creation of an urban forest and expanded wetland area. In this option the golf course is not retained.

    This option has been drawn to scale and takes into consideration the limitations of the site (drainage, utilities) and opportunities to increase community enjoyment of the site. As a result of... Continue reading

    Option 2a was the next supported option after Option 1a. In this option Oval 2 is relocated to the north east corner of the park to accommodate an increase in size. This option includes up to 4 netball courts and associated carparking. This option includes the creation of an urban forest and expanded wetland area. In this option the golf course is not retained.

    This option has been drawn to scale and takes into consideration the limitations of the site (drainage, utilities) and opportunities to increase community enjoyment of the site. As a result of this process the following variations have occurred:

    • Multipurpose recreation area renamed ‘Village Green’ to reflect the informal nature of the play and recreational activities.
    • Additional mounding added around the Village Green this will allow for greater water retention during periods of high rain fall. Outside of these time the mounds provide a play element for children.
    • Inclusion of shared pathway (NE – SW) for cyclists and pedestrians. This will connect into existing bike paths and help to achieve the goals within Council’s Integrated Transport and Cycling Strategy.
    • Oval 2 location shifted south (slightly) to accommodate 160m x 135m oval (fence to fence).
    • Additional carparking added to accommodate 40 – 50 carparking spaces.

     

    Below is the original Option 2A as developed by the Deliberative Panel - Sunday 13th November 2016.

    Initial costing

    These figures have been updated on 17 March 2017 to reflect a reduction in the estimated costs of constructing the wetland components from previously published figures.  

    The reduction in costs for Option 2A is $324,445.

    The original calculations for the wetlands included infrastructure items such as pumps and piping that would only be required if the wetlands were being created from scratch and serving a water harvesting function. As this part of the options reflects wetland construction only (not water harvesting) these infrastructure elements are not required in any option. 

    The original estimates can be downloaded from the key documents area.

    The costings provide an early estimate on what Council would need to invest construct Option 2A as well as additional ongoing maintenance costs that are above what Council’ currently spends on Elsternwick Park.

    While indicative, these costings reflect Council’s current experience for build and construction costs or are estimates provided by Council’s contractors who undertake this type of work.

    High resolution copies can be downloaded from the key documents area.

    Elsternwick Park Deliberative Panel Option 2A

    Demolish and remove change rooms and toilets

    20,000

    Construct 550m2 Pavilion & 3 pan toilets (1 ambulant)

    1,710,460

    Car Park

    158,000

    Netball courts x 4

    674,000

    Sportsground construction new No 2. 160x135

    1,155,000

    500 Lm Shared Trail *

    225,000

    700 Lm granitic gravel pedestrian path 1.5m width

    36,750

    10 Park benches on concrete pads

    29,000

    3 picnic settings on concrete pads

    15,000

    80 m2 shelter on concrete floor with 2 picnic tables inc drink fountain

    45,000

    1 dual BBQ and 15K allowance for power supply on concrete pad

    25,000

    250Lm Angled car parking

    180,000

    Supply and Install 800 trees (tubes ok)

    2,200

    Supply and install 50,000 understorey tubes

    137,500

    5 Fitness Stations

    64,000

    7000 m2 wetland

    1,845,555

    Café 300m2

    1,050,000

    Construct 800M2 play space

    850,000

    Construct mounding around existing Oval No 2 for water retention

    45,000

    Gateway Sculpture

    50,000

    Subtotal

    8,317,465

    Contingency 20%

    1,663,493

    Total capital cost

    9,980,958

    On Going Maintenance

    Estimated per annum (excluding leased café)

    306,000

    * Item(s) in addition to Deliberative Panel Concept





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    Option 5 reworked

    Option 5 retains and improves the golf course and extends the wetlands to the north increasing the overall size of the wetlands. The current practice fairway south of Oval 1 is replaced with additional tree planting increasing the urban forest feel.

    Option 5 also includes an eco-café/pro shop and a wetlands viewing shelter for educational and community use. This will provide an opportunity for bird watching and habitat interpretation.

    This option has been drawn to scale and takes into consideration the limitations of the site and opportunities to improve the visitor experience.

    A pavilion (change... Continue reading

    Option 5 retains and improves the golf course and extends the wetlands to the north increasing the overall size of the wetlands. The current practice fairway south of Oval 1 is replaced with additional tree planting increasing the urban forest feel.

    Option 5 also includes an eco-café/pro shop and a wetlands viewing shelter for educational and community use. This will provide an opportunity for bird watching and habitat interpretation.

    This option has been drawn to scale and takes into consideration the limitations of the site and opportunities to improve the visitor experience.

    A pavilion (change rooms, public toilets, umpire room, kiosk) for Oval 2 has been added. A new pavilion for Oval 2 at Elsternwick North has been a long term priority as identified in the Bayside Pavilion Improvement Plan. The current change rooms for Oval 2 have been deemed not fit for purpose and poorly located. The exact location of this new pavilion will be determined through a future design development process, subject to the outcomes of the Council meeting. This pavilion has been indicatively shown south west of the existing carpark (St Kilda Street).



    Below is the original Option 5 as developed by the Deliberative Panel - Sunday 13th November 2016.

    Initial costing

    These figures have been updated on 17 March 2017 to reflect a reduction in the estimated costs of constructing the wetland components from previously published figures.  

    The reduction in costs for Option 5 is $104,300.

    The original calculations for the wetlands included infrastructure items such as pumps and piping that would only be required if the wetlands were being created from scratch and serving a water harvesting function. As this part of the options reflects wetland construction only (not water harvesting) these infrastructure elements are not required in any option. 

    The originally published figures are still available to view as a PDF in the key documents area.

    The costings provide an early estimate on what Council would need to invest construct Option 5 as well as additional ongoing maintenance costs that are above what Council currently spends on Elsternwick Park.

    While indicative, these costings reflect Council’s current experience for build and construction costs or are estimates provided by Council’s contractors who undertake this type of work.


    Elsternwick Park Deliberative Panel Option 5

    Demolish and remove change rooms and toilets

    20,000

    Construct 400m2 Pavilion & 3 pan toilets (1 ambulant)

    1,255,060

    Sportsground reconstruction No 2. drainage, irrigation and profile

    800,000

    1400 m2 wetland

    354,400

    Tree and understorey supply and install

    5,775

    84 M2 Viewing shelter/Education space inclusive of 3 pans (1 ambulant)

    530,000

    Café 300m2 (in conjunction with pro shop)

    1,050,000

    Subtotal

    4,012,235

    Contingency 20%

    802,477

    Total capital cost

    4,814,682

    On Going Maintenance

    Limited change to existing




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    Oses option1

    One of the outcomes from the community workshop held on 18th of May 2016. Will be discussed as part of the Deliberative Panel.


    One of the outcomes from the community workshop held on 18th of May 2016. Will be discussed as part of the Deliberative Panel.


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    Pcos option 2

    One of the outcomes from the community workshop held on 18th of May 2016. Will be discussed as part of the Deliberative Panel.


    One of the outcomes from the community workshop held on 18th of May 2016. Will be discussed as part of the Deliberative Panel.


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