Plans for a new sports reserve in Point Cook include building a baseball and softball field, a 700-metre running track and a shared pavilion.
Wyndham council last week endorsed a draft master plan for the Brookdale Road Reserve, on Saltwater Promenade.
The draft master plan, which is available for public comment, proposes to build a four-hectare sporting reserve at the site, across from Saltwater P-9 College and close to Saltwater Community Centre.
Wyndham’s Sports Development portfolio holder Cr Peter Maynard said the idea to build a baseball and softball field – which will have the potential to host football, soccer and cricket games – was based on community feedback the council received when creating the
Wyndham Sports Strategy 2045.
“Wyndham residents told council they would like a greater diversity of sports facilities in the municipality,” Cr Maynard said.
“There are no baseball or softball fields in Point Cook, so this reserve will provide a new opportunity for residents to hit a home run.
“The reserve also includes intergenerational fitness and play equipment, so grandparents will be able to join in on the fun.”
Plans for the reserve also include sports floodlighting; a shared pavilion for use by baseball, softball, cricket, soccer and other community user groups; car parking; and landscaping.
According to the draft master plan, the estimated cost of building the reserve is between $7.2 million to $8.7 million.
Public feedback on the draft Brookdale Road Reserve master plan is due by September 9.