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.

Latest News

Upcoming three day playspace closure.

The final two pieces of toddler play equipment, an ant spinner and a mushroom spinner, have finally arrived and are ready for installation.

To ensure both the ongoing safety of the public and that we get the correct placement of the new equipment in line with the required fall zones compliance we will be closing the playspace for three days mid next week.

The playspace will be closed on Wednesday 11 August 2021

Equipment will be installed Wednesday 11 August and Thursday 12 August 2021

Independent playground inspector to assess playspace  Friday 13 August 2021

Playspace re-opens to the public late Friday 13 August 2021

These works and the playspace re-opening to the public are dependent on weather conditions and the independent playground inspector passing the works. 

 

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. We are currently finalising the details of the system before the bookings open to the public.

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

Upon installation of the final two pieces of equipment scheduled to occur between Wednesday 11 August and Friday 13 August, these works are now complete. 

 
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Looking through to the central lawn area and Melbourne Road.

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Upgraded playground 

 
 
 
 Stage 3 - Construction of a new multipurpose community facility in the northern end of the reserve
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The Dennis Reserve Multipurpose Facility Working Group has now been established with three independent community representatives allocated along with two representatives from each of the key facility stakeholders with the Williamstown Seniors Facility and the Williamstown Central Tennis Club.

Pending the lifting of COVID 19 restrictions this group will meet to assist in the development of design plans for the new facility prior to these plans being presented to the community for consultation.

 

Alternatively you can get a hard copy form from the Williamstown Library or request one be sent to you by calling the Dennis Reserve Project Team on 1300 179 944 or emailing projects@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au 

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)

 

Location

Melbourne Road, Williamstown 3015  View Map

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