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Mernda Sports Hub

Mernda Sports Hub

A new sports hub is planned for development in Mernda.

Address

The proposed site is on Plenty Road, Mernda, to the North of Bridge Inn Road.

Masterplan

In 2011 Council endorsed a masterplan for the development of a sports hub which is proposed to include:

  • grass football/cricket ovals
  • soccer pitches
  • grass bowling greens
  • an aquatic and leisure centre
  • an indoor recreation centre
  • playground, skating, amphitheatre and picnic area
  • paths linking to Mernda Villages Conservation Reserve and the new Mernda Villages wetlands.

Timelines

In May 2017 we asked you what you would like to see included in the aquatic facility design. This feedback helped us develop the Mernda Aquatic Centre Planning Study, which was completed in February 2019.

At its meeting on 12 February, Council endorsed the preparation of a business case on two of the aquatic centre options.

On 6 March, Council received costings for the inclusion of a 50 metre competition pool in addition to the business case.

The feasibility of indoor courts is currently being explored through the Netball and Basketball Plan which will be complete by the end of 2019.

On 6 August, Council resolved to defer a decision on facility options for the aquatic centre until the overall Sports Hub Masterplan has been revisited. This work is planned for late 2019/early 2020 and will inform the final business cases for the aquatic centre. These are planned to be complete by the end of 2020.