Monash Council have released a ‘fly-through’ video of the planned redevelopment of Oakleigh Recreation Centre, including some of the features of Waverley Gymnastics Centre’s custom designed area!

In late 2020, our current Mt Waverley campus will be relocating to a brand new, custom built facility based at the Oakleigh Pool and Recreation Centre (2 Park Road, Oakleigh). This new venue (only 9 minutes from our current Mt Waverley campus) will give us:

  • More than double the size of our current gym
  • Permanent viewing area for parents
  • Brand new change rooms, lockers, toilets and reception
  • New medical rooms
  • Much larger office space
  • and much more!

We are confident that the new gym will be one of the best in Australia!

TIMELINE:

Tuesday 29th November 2017: Monash Council voted to support this move and committed $11.9-$13.9 million to the entire Oakleigh project including the WGC gymnastics facility, 5 basketball/netball courts and a host of other upgrades.

Thursday 1st December 2017: John Eren, the Victorian Minister for Sport, announced a $3 million State Better Indoor Stadiums Grant towards the project.

Thursday 15th December 2017: Member for Chisholm Julia Banks confirmed that Federal Liberal’s $2.1 million pre-election commitment to the previously proposed redevelopment of the Mt Waverley campus would now be contributed towards the redevelopment of the Oakleigh Recreation Centre.

Tuesday 27th March 2018: Monash Council voted to invest a final $3.3 million into the Oakleigh Recreation Centre redevelopment (including $650,000 towards our Waverley Gymnastics part of the facilities) to enable the project to go ahead, and to ensure that the new facility will be the very best it can be!

June 2018: Detailed design development commenced, in consultation with key stakeholders.

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. Construction could begin as soon as May 2019, and is expected to be completed by October 2020.