To guide development of sport, recreation and open space over 10-hectare site
A $15.7 million new sporting precinct is in play for Point Cook.
Wyndham City Council has adopted the Bensonhurst Parade Reserve Master Plan, a vision to guide the development of sport, recreation and open space over the next decade at a 10-hectare site located on the corner of Bensonhurst Parade and Hacketts Road.
The master plan includes the provision of four soccer fields, a cricket pitch and four cricket nets, eight tennis courts with lighting, and a pavilion with change rooms and other amenities that can be used by multiple sports clubs.
One of the tennis courts will include line marking for multiple sports, including basketball and netball.
Wyndham City Sports Development portfolio holder, Cr Peter Maynard, said the reserve was well-needed, with existing open spaces in Point Cook already in high demand.
“As anyone who lives in Point Cook knows, the booming population in this area means we are constantly working to provide more sporting facilities for local families,” Cr Maynard said.
“Once complete, the facility will be capable of hosting junior and senior levels of competition and training for local sporting associations, clubs and schools.”
Bensonhurst Parade Reserve, he said, will be the largest park to service the Point Cook community since the development of Saltwater Reserve in 2013. The project is expected to be jointly funded through Council’s capital works program, developer contributions and State Government grants.
The master plan follows the recent opening of a play space and picnic area at the site.