The project is part of a broader partnership project with the State Government’s North East Link Project (NELP). The new tennis centre is a State Government investment into tennis in Victoria, with the State Government contributing $21 million towards the project and Council contributing an additional $5.77 million.
The project includes a new regional tennis centre, including 18 International Tennis Federation (ITF) standard tennis courts and all associated lighting and ancillary infrastructure, a multi-sport pavilion (golf and tennis), improved car parking and trail connections, traffic improvements and landscaping.
The site is approximately 3.4 hectares, located on the western boundary of the Glen Waverley Golf Course and is owned by the City of Monash.
Touch Projects has been engaged to provide project management services for this development for all project phases from schematic, to design development and documentation, through to managing the construction tender and contract award, to acting as Superintendent’s Representative for the construction period and closing out defects in the defects liability phase.
As well as the new tennis courts, the centre will include a new multi-sport pavilion, practice facilities for golf and upgrades to the car park and pedestrian paths.
Another key part of the project will be a new intersection at the corner of Waverley Road and Jells Road to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion on these roads. This will bring significant improvements to local traffic conditions and address concerns expressed by local residents.
The new tennis centre will form part of a significant sporting hub, with the Glen Waverley Golf Course, Waverley Women’s Sports Centre Precinct (netball) and softball located nearby.
Touch Projects is currently managing this project through the design phase and liaising with Council, project partners, stakeholders and the local community.
Construction is expected to commence mid 2022 and the new Monash Tennis Complex is expected to open in 2024.