This project involves the revitalisation and expansion of public open space at Carlson Reserve in Clayton to enhance family social recreation opportunities. This will be a staged project.

Project benefits to the Clayton community

The project will deliver the following benefits for the Clayton community:

  • Additional open space for passive recreation
  • New playspace with recreation infrastructure
  • New fitness equipment
  • General reserve improvements to visual amenity, accessibility, connectivity and safety
  • New recreational and social infrastructure, spaces, surfaces and pathways throughout the reserve to support recreational users especially families e.g. informal recreation, shade/shelters, picnic area and water feature etc.
  • Retaining and uplifting the existing shade sail
  • New and improved free public multi-sport hard courts with LED sports lighting for community use which can be used for tennis, futsal, basketball, and more
  • A modern, modular pavilion which will include four change rooms, umpire's room, social space including kitchen and
    storage areas.

STAGE 1: PLAYGROUND

Stage one was the construction of a Neighbourhood Standard playground in 2021-22 at Carlson Reserve, Clayton.

Estimated cost: $450,000.

STAGE 2: FORECOURT

Stage two was the revitalisation of the land freed up by the demolition of the old scout hall as a landscaped forecourt, providing additional family social recreation opportunities.

Estimated cost: $300,000.

STAGE 3: MULTI SPORT COURTS

Stage three is to upgrade the existing two public tennis courts to multi-purpose courts and associated sports lighting which is approaching the end of its useful life.

Estimated cost: $780,000.

STAGE 4: PAVILION UPGRADE

Stage four is the demolition of the current pavilion and construction of a modern, modular pavilion designed in consultation with the tenant clubs.

The pavilion upgrade is scheduled to commence in April 2024, with completion anticipated by September 2024.

Estimated cost: $2,800,000.