Baldivis District Sporting Complex
- Major infrastructure projects
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 Baldivis District Sporting Complex (BDSC) site commenced in March 2020 and stage one is on track for completion 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.
Initial activity on site in January saw the City undertake extensive steps to protect the natural values of the area. Civil works began in March and now the bulk earthworks are now complete.
Civil Works and Road Closure
Bulk earthworks have been completed and work on installing essential services, such as power, water and sewerage has commenced.
Work has progressed on the construction of a new roundabout at the intersection of Kendall Boulevard and Eighty Road. Eighty Road is closed in both directions between Tranby Drive and Numbat Approach and detours are in place. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances and the inclement weather, the reopening of Eighty Road has been delayed until early September 2020. We apologise for the disruption and thank you for your patience during this time.
The detailed design of the district pavilion is nearly finalised. You can view the design of the district pavilion below.
Revegetation of the conservation area in the north west corner of the site is due to start shortly. Almost 30,000 native plants will be planted in this area, providing habitat for native animals.
If you are experiencing any issues during the civil works, please contact RJV Contracting on 0427 368 232 or email email@example.com.
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Playing fields and pavilion Junior pavilion and outdoor courts
Due to the need for active open space in the Baldivis area, the first part of the project will provide three playing fields.
A pavilion will be built between the two primary fields that includes:
- changerooms for players and umpires
- first aid
- social space.
Indoor recreation centre
18 outdoor hard courts are included in the master plan:
- 12 linemarked for netball
- six linemarked for both netball and tennis.
The outdoor courts will be supported by a junior pavilion including toilets, changerooms, and storage.
Outdoor recreation space
The indoor recreation centre will include:
- three indoor courts, which can be converted to one show court
- multi-purpose community spaces
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.
Site layout Funding partners
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. 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.
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.
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.
Baldivis District Sporting Complex timeline
Complete a master plan for the site
Prepare building design and construction documents
Playing fields and district pavilion completed
Indoor recreation centre completed
Outdoor courts and junior pavilion completed