14 July 2021

The play space at W.L.J Crofts Reserve in Altona North is due to be upgraded to the standards of other Local Play Spaces across Hobsons Bay in early 2022.

Thank you to everyone who filled out a survey, attended a drop-in session and provided feedback on the local play space upgrade at W.L.J Crofts Reserve throughout April and May. Click here to view a summary of what we heard.

Ideas and feedback received will help Council shape the concept design of the park which will be shared for further comment from the community in the coming months.

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Hobsons Bay City Council has partnered with the Victorian Government to deliver a package of improvements to its sporting facilities and recreational spaces in areas near to the West Gate Tunnel Project (WGTP). One of the reserves identified for the improvements is W.L.J. Crofts Reserve in Altona North.

The improvement plan includes:

  • a new combined pavilion to house the Williamstown Superules Football Club, the Western Jets Football Club, the Altona North Cricket Club and the Agility Dog Club of Victoria
  • new family friendly (unisex) change rooms and toilets
  • the redevelopment of the northern playing fields to create two football/crickets ovals
  • new cricket practice nets
  • improved landscaping and play space facilities

Works have been staged over a three year period. Construction of the pavilion and car park are already underway. The redevelopment of the northern playing fields are nearing completion in mid-2021. The new cricket practice nets are completed and will be open to the public in mid-2021.

The final package of works to commence are the open space upgrades which includes an upgrade to the play space and surrounds.