Council has created a draft concept plan for Rowley Allan Reserve which is located on Cheltenham Road in Keysborough and is inviting the community to have their say on the plan.
The existing facilities at Rowley Allan Reserve include:
- Football and cricket pavillion and oval
- Bowls pavillion and bowls club
- Netball court
- Neighbourhood playground
- Seniors Citizens Hall
- Scout Hall
- Lapidary Club (Old Caretakers House)
- Toilet block
- Annex Hall
- Cricket wickets
Draft concept plan
The vision for Rowley Allan Reserve is to be a multi-purpose sporting space for cricket, Australian Rules Football, lawn bowls and netball.
Vision Statement – Rowley Allan Reserve
- To be a multi-purpose sporting space for cricket, Australian Rules Football, lawn bowls and netball.
- The building infrastructure and car parking is rationalised and made more efficient.
- Existing major infrastructure such as two car parks, cricket nets and the oval to be retained.
- Connected by an integrated pedestrian path network and a new tree lined walking path around the perimeter of the oval.
- Providing community and sports buildings that are flexible in their use for the long-term benefit of the reserve.
- A new sports pavilion – retained in current location, but a consolidated car park is provided along the eastern side.
- Netball court – footprint enlarged for runoff requirements, toilets, training and practice area.
- Respond to the overland flow requirements of the park and catchment.
- The park will also provide more informal recreational facilities, including playground fitness equipment and multi-purpose court.
- Increasing the tree canopy coverage across the park.
- It will become a high quality sporting and recreation park.