Baldivis District Sporting Complex

  • Major infrastructure projects
  • Construction

Project summary

A district open space will be delivered in Baldivis to provide for sports club training and competition, as well as community recreation.

Baldivis is experiencing rapid growth, particularly in the number of young families living in the area. This creates a high demand for sport and recreation facilities to play an important role in providing opportunities for social interaction and skill building, and creating stronger, safer and more inclusive communities.

The City purchased a 20 hectare site on Eighty Road to develop the Baldivis District Sporting Complex (BDSC), which will provide for sports club training and competition, as well as passive sport and recreation for the wider community.

Work on the City’s latest major infrastructure project is underway. Civil engineering works at the BDSC site started in March 2020 and stage one is on track for completion in mid 2022. 

The BDSC on Eighty Road is a key project that will meet a significant shortage of active reserve space in Baldivis for present and future sporting groups. 

The first stage of the project will deliver a district level pavilion and multiple playing ovals. In the long term, once all stages are complete, the BDSC will provide about eight hectares of open space, two pavilions, 18 outdoor hardcourts, a nature playground, youth space and an indoor recreation centre.

If you would like further information on the project, you can contact the City on 9528 0333, email bdsc@rockingham.wa.gov.au or complete an online enquiry

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Project update

June 2021

Buildings: district pavilion, maintenance shed, indoor recreation centre

The latest works to the Baldivis District Sporting Complex follows the completion of the site civil works earlier this year which involved approximately laying eight hectares of turf on all of the ovals and the installation of a complex reticulation system. 

Contractors Crothers Pty Ltd have started construction of the buildings and landscaping as part of Stage 2 of the project. This will include the construction of a district pavilion, change rooms, maintenance shed, car parking and the Baldivis Indoor Recreation Centre along with landscaping.

Workers on a building site preparing foundations.

Completed works

Turf Laid at the sporting complex

Civil works

Civil works have been completed including all site earthworks, the installation of utility services, the completion of the dual use perimeter path, several internal roads and carparks, along with preparation of the building pads.

Site fencing

The site fencing to the perimeter of the site has been completed along with the fencing to the conservation area. The fencing to the conservation area will protect the thousands of native tube stock planted over the past year.    

Playing fields

The irrigation installed has been designed to enable effective and efficient watering of the site through a process known as hydro-zoning. Using this method the City is able to save water while maintaining playing surfaces to a high standard.

In total, eight hectares of turf was laid in February 2021. 

Planned facilities

Playing fields and pavilion

Due to the need for active open space in the Baldivis area, the first part of the project will provide eight hectares of active open space.

A pavilion will be built between the two primary fields that includes: 

  • changerooms for players and umpires
  • first aid
  • toilets
  • storage
  • social space. 

District pavilion

Indoor recreation centre

The indoor recreation centre will include:

  • four indoor courts
  • multi-purpose community spaces
  • cafe.​​

Indoor Recreation Centre

Outdoor recreation space

A youth outdoor recreation space is proposed to be located on the site of the sporting complex.

Community consultation closer to the time of delivering the project will help to decide what kind of activities and equipment will be included.

Background

Site layout

The Baldivis District Sporting Complex Master Plan is the blueprint for the development.  The plan shows the location of all the facilities that will be on the site. 

The Draft BDSC Master Plan was advertised during October 2018, including a community information session held at Mary Davies Library and Community Centre on Tuesday 16 October 2018. This advertising period gave the community an opportunity to tell us what they thought of the layout.

Following a review of public comment submissions, the final BDSC Master Plan was endorsed by Council on 18 December 2018.

 

Funding partners

Community Sport and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF)

This project is supported by the State Government, through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, which is a major supporter of community sport and recreation facilities in Western Australia.

Sport and recreation builds stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities.

When we play sport, our whole community wins.

Cricket Australia 

The City has also received funding support from the WACA and Cricket Australia’s Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund, which will support the delivery of cricket-related infrastructure at the Baldivis District Sporting Complex.

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Baldivis District Sporting Complex timeline

Master plan
  • Date
    2018/2019
  • Progress
    Completed
Concept and detailed design
  • Date
    2019/2020
  • Progress
    Completed
Civil works
  • Date
    2020
  • Progress
    Completed
Playing fields and district pavilion
  • Date
    2021/2022
  • Progress
    Not started
Indoor recreation centre
  • Date
    2022
  • Progress
    Not started
Outdoor courts and junior pavilion
  • Date
    2028
  • Progress
    Not started

Location

Eighty Road, Baldivis
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