The J.R Parsons Reserve is located on the corner of Wright and Stanford Streets Sunshine.
The reserve has a range of sporting and recreation settings for residents and visitors, including football, cricket, tennis, and recreational areas, and offers two sports ovals, six tennis courts, cricket practice nets, a playground, and bushland area. It is home to Sunshine Park Tennis Club, the Grand United Cricket Club and the Albion Football Club.
Following community consultation, a community vision and site plan to guide the future development of J.R. Parsons Reserve was adopted by Brimbank Council in November 2019.
The plan includes two new modern purpose-built community pavilions to replace the existing buildings on site - the majority of which are not fit-for-purpose
One pavilion would be used by the Sunshine Park Tennis Club and would include space for community use.
The other would be shared by the Albion Football Club and Grand United Cricket Club seasonally, with capacity for wider community use.
The shared pavilion is consistent with the 2005 masterplan previously adopted for the reserve, industry best practice and Council policy. Council will continue to work closely with the sports clubs at the reserve during the design development of the new pavilion.
A further report outlining transition arrangements for both clubs will be developed in early 2020.
Other projects identified in the plan include:
- Development of a new community zone with a multi-use hard court, a new play space and shelters for community gatherings
- Additional car parking
- Development of a path network
- An upgrade to Oval 1, and conversion of Keith Miller Oval (Oval 2) to warm season grass
- Reconstruction of two tennis courts
Projects in the site plan will need to be considered against other Council priorities and further investigation and feasibility of some of the proposed projects may be needed depending on their scale, likely impact and estimated cost.
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