Important Club Update – Stonnington Council Announcement


Chadstone Recreation and Civic Club Inc

2 December 2016


Last Wednesday, 23rd November 2016, Nigel, Natasha and myself, Alan Jolly, met with 3 Stonnington Council employees:


Karen Watson, General Manager Community & Culture

Tony Oulton, Manager Community Facilities

Grant Smethurst, Recreation Services Coordinator, Community Facilities


The meeting was held at their request and the agenda was not clear. They informed us that on Thursday of this week there will be a paper released recommending that a feasibility study be undertaken to locate a netball facility on the site currently occupied by the bowls greens and the two club houses. This paper will be discussed and almost certainly ratified at a meeting of council on the following Monday.

This will be a protracted process with the study not likely to be finalised before July/August next year. The CR&CC, the Tennis Club, the Bowls Club and all interested individuals will be given the opportunity to contribute to the study.

We will create a special committee to represent CR&CC throughout the process and drive towards the best outcome that we can achieve. Expressions of interest will be sought once position descriptions are finalised.

We realise that this news will come as a shock as it did to us last week but we need to stay positive as we work through the process. It is business as usual for now and the Chadstone Bowls and Tennis Clubs are guaranteed to be staying put for the 2017/18 season.

Please feel free to discuss this with any of the committee members in person.

Cheers for now – Go Chaddy!


Alan Jolly                           Natasha Menchikova                       Nigel Maxwell

President CR&CC             President Tennis                              President Bowls