Dennis Reserve Master Plan Implementation

Dennis Reserve is a popular park in central Williamstown. It is home to the Williamstown Central Tennis Club, Williamstown Bowling Club and Williamstown Senior Citizens Building where a range of community groups participate in activities and events. Dennis Reserve is an important reserve for the local community as it provides a key connection between the Williamstown Activity Centre, local residential areas and other public facilities as well as a diverse range of active and passive recreation opportunities.

Council endorsed the Dennis Reserve Master plan at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 21 March 2019. The master plan will be implemented in three stages over three financial years.

  • Stage 1 - the demolition of existing tennis courts, tennis club pavilion and the former ladies bowling green and pavilion and the construction of four new tennis courts.
  • Stage 2 - open space upgrades to the southern end of the reserve.
  • Stage 3 - demolition of the existing senior citizens centre and construction of a new multi-purpose community facility.

For more details on the Dennis Reserve Master plan and the consultation process, click here.

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We are now in Stage 3 of the Master Plan which will include the demolition of the existing Senior Citizens Centre and the construction of a new larger multipurpose community facility.

A Town Planning application has been made to obtain the required Planning Permit. Once the planning permit is granted, the project team can move into the next phase of the project, which is in the public tendering process. 


Project Update

Stage 1 - Demolition of the former Williamstown Ladies Bowls Club, the Williamstown Central Tennis Pavilion and construction of tennis courts 

The new tennis courts are now complete, and the Williamstown Central Tennis Club has now resumed play on these courts. Outside club usage times these courts will be accessible to the public using Book-a-court technology. Book-a-court technology provides the community with the opportunity to book a court online and access the tennis courts via a unique code, without having the contact the tennis club directly and pre plan your tennis game weeks in advance.

Stage 2 - Open Space upgrades to the southern end of the reserve

These works are now complete. 


Upgraded playground

Stage 3 - Construction of a new multipurpose community facility in the northern end of the reserve


Council established a working group consisting of representatives from the users within the Williamstown Seniors building and the Williamstown Central Tennis Club to develop concept plans for the design of the multi-purpose facility. Three independent community representatives also sit on this working group.


For the past six months the working group has worked diligently to develop a design for the new facility that will be available for community use, meets existing tenant needs and provides new club room facilities for the Williamstown Central Tennis Club.

The new facility has also incorporated into its design the significant trees that have been nominated within the reserve and ensured these trees are not affected by the build. 

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View from Ferguson St – daytime 

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View from Melbourne Rd 

Previous Project Updates

Click here for the August 2020 Project Update(PDF, 507KB)

Click here for the November 2019 - April 2020 Project Update(PDF, 294KB)



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