Stonnington Indoor Sports Stadium

The City of Stonnington has a shortage of indoor sporting facilities.

Orrong Romanis Recreation Centre is Council’s only purpose built indoor sports facility and it includes only two courts. With 30,000 new residents forecast by 2036, demand for sporting facilities within Stonnington will only grow.

An analysis of potential participation in indoor court sports shows that Stonnington requires at least four additional courts to meet current demand. A new indoor facility is particularly important to meet the needs of women’s sport which is currently under-catered for.

To address this shortage, Council plans to build a $25 million, multi-function indoor sports stadium catering to netball, basketball and other sporting users from across the municipality.

Location feasibility study

In December 2016 Council passed a motion confirming the Chadstone Bowls Club site on Chadstone Road, Malvern East as the preferred location for a feasibility study that will investigate the merit of building a $25 million, multi-function indoor sports stadium catering to netball, basketball and other sporting users from across the municipality.

The feasibility study into this location is underway to provide Council with expert opinion, independent data and community feedback in order to make an informed decision on the merit of this location.

In July 2017 Council passed a motion to consider three possible alternate sites for an indoor stadium. These sites are land within the Malvern Valley Golf Course, Orrong-Romanis Reserve, and the car park opposite the East Malvern RSL Club. A review of all Council owned sites previously considered for the location for an indoor stadium, including these three sites, is underway.

For more information about Council's proposed Indoor Stadium please click here.

The City of Stonnington has a shortage of indoor sporting facilities.

Orrong Romanis Recreation Centre is Council’s only purpose built indoor sports facility and it includes only two courts. With 30,000 new residents forecast by 2036, demand for sporting facilities within Stonnington will only grow.

An analysis of potential participation in indoor court sports shows that Stonnington requires at least four additional courts to meet current demand. A new indoor facility is particularly important to meet the needs of women’s sport which is currently under-catered for.

To address this shortage, Council plans to build a $25 million, multi-function indoor sports stadium catering to netball, basketball and other sporting users from across the municipality.

Location feasibility study

In December 2016 Council passed a motion confirming the Chadstone Bowls Club site on Chadstone Road, Malvern East as the preferred location for a feasibility study that will investigate the merit of building a $25 million, multi-function indoor sports stadium catering to netball, basketball and other sporting users from across the municipality.

The feasibility study into this location is underway to provide Council with expert opinion, independent data and community feedback in order to make an informed decision on the merit of this location.

In July 2017 Council passed a motion to consider three possible alternate sites for an indoor stadium. These sites are land within the Malvern Valley Golf Course, Orrong-Romanis Reserve, and the car park opposite the East Malvern RSL Club. A review of all Council owned sites previously considered for the location for an indoor stadium, including these three sites, is underway.

For more information about Council's proposed Indoor Stadium please click here.

  • Complete The Survey

    5 months ago
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    This survey is now closed, thank you for taking the time to participate.


    This survey is now closed, thank you for taking the time to participate.


  • Community Consultation Workshops

    5 months ago
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    The community events have now concluded.

    Thank you very much to everyone who came along and participated in one of our 10 sessions at the Phoenix Park Community Centre.

    The community events have now concluded.

    Thank you very much to everyone who came along and participated in one of our 10 sessions at the Phoenix Park Community Centre.

  • Engagement and consultation

    5 months ago

    Council is listening to the community and we want to assure residents that no final decision has been made. The feasibility study is vital to helping Council make a decision that’s in the interests of all Stonnington residents, sporting clubs and sportspeople.

    In June, as part of the feasibility study, Council will hold a series of community consultation workshops as well as an online survey. Once this process is complete, Council will carefully consider all the findings when making a final decision on the stadium site.

    Council is listening to the community and we want to assure residents that no final decision has been made. The feasibility study is vital to helping Council make a decision that’s in the interests of all Stonnington residents, sporting clubs and sportspeople.

    In June, as part of the feasibility study, Council will hold a series of community consultation workshops as well as an online survey. Once this process is complete, Council will carefully consider all the findings when making a final decision on the stadium site.