19 April 2022

Please click here to view the final concept design for the open space upgrades at W.L.J Crofts Reserve

27 January 2022

What we heard

Between 22 November and 19 December 2021 we invited our community to provide feedback on the draft concept design for the open space upgrades at W.L.J. Crofts Reserve by completing a feedback form or contacting us directly.

Thank you to all community members who got involved and shared ideas for the open space upgrades. We received 25 submissions throughout the engagement period. There were no community attendees at the online community drop in session on Wednesday 8 December, 6-7pm via Zoom.

All feedback has been collated and a summary of what we heard can be found by clicking here, or download a copy from the Document Library.

What happens next?

Council will consider all suggestions, comments and concerns and share the final design here before construction, which is anticipated to commence in June 2022.

Project background

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.