Millswood Croquet Club Concept Design

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The Millswood Croquet Club house is a small and ageing structure that no longer meets the need of the growing club.

The City of Unley has worked with the Croquet Club to develop a concept design for their new Clubrooms and improved site facilities. The design aims to provide expanded facilities to suit contemporary standards and meet the needs of the popular community club.


How can you get involved?

We are currently at the community consultation phase of the project and are interested to hear your feedback as the next step in the process. The concept design has been developed with the Croquet Club and reviewed by the Council.

The consultation survey is now closed.

Please view the Concept Design Presentation and read the Supporting Documents.

For further information, regarding the project, we have curated some frequently asked questions here.


Background

The Millswood Croquet Club is a successful local sporting club with approximately 80 members with three full-size lit croquet lawns and a small clubhouse building within the Millswood Sporting Complex, Millswood Crescent.

In 2014, Council endorsed the Goodwood Oval and Millswood Sporting Complex Improvement Plan to provide a coordinated framework for long term improvements of the various sporting facilities within each of the sports precincts.

In 2017, Council endorsed three priority projects at Goodwood Oval and Millswood Sporting Complex aimed at improving existing facilities and increasing participation rates. The projects included upgrades to the Goodwood Oval (football and cricket) grandstand, sports lighting at Millswood Tennis Complex (Goodwood Oval) and a new building and surrounds at Millswood Croquet Club. At this time Council allocated $260,000 towards the development of a new club building and surrounds at the Millswood Croquet Club with further external funding to be sought before a commitment to proceed with this project is made.

In 2019, the Millswood Croquet Club was successful in attracting a Commonwealth Government Community Development Grants Programme (CDG) grant of $250,000, and the Club has also committed $50,000 to the project. Together with Council’s commitment of a contribution of $260,000, this provides a total available project budget of $560,000.

In response to these commitments, Council has undertaken a concept design for the new building and surrounds in 2019/20. This is the first step towards realising new clubrooms as part of the Club’s centenary in 2022.


Concept Design

The Council has been working with the clubs to implement the recommendations of the Millswood Sporting Complex Improvement Plan since 2014. In collaboration with the clubs, the Concept Design aims to provide a member clubrooms area for approximately 50-60 people, expanded bar and kitchen area, office and sick bay, improved DDA disability access and toilets as well as storage.

The retention and upgrade of the existing clubrooms were considered, however, further analysis identified the existing building location and condition provided limited scope for updating and expansion.

As a result, a new clubroom building is proposed to be located in the centre of the site. This allows views across the three croquet lawns from the clubrooms, opening the views across the site, provides space for on-site parking and improved fencing and landscaping to the streetscape. The central location allows the existing large and notable Norfolk Island Pine to be retained and preserved.

The building design, materials and colours have been selected to reference the original clubroom and local neighbourhood character.

In addition to the proposed design, the Croquet Club is endeavouring to secure further State Government funding to increase the available budget and achieve an expanded clubroom for up to 80-90 people. Both options are provided for community consultation.


The Millswood Croquet Club house is a small and ageing structure that no longer meets the need of the growing club.

The City of Unley has worked with the Croquet Club to develop a concept design for their new Clubrooms and improved site facilities. The design aims to provide expanded facilities to suit contemporary standards and meet the needs of the popular community club.


How can you get involved?

We are currently at the community consultation phase of the project and are interested to hear your feedback as the next step in the process. The concept design has been developed with the Croquet Club and reviewed by the Council.

The consultation survey is now closed.

Please view the Concept Design Presentation and read the Supporting Documents.

For further information, regarding the project, we have curated some frequently asked questions here.


Background

The Millswood Croquet Club is a successful local sporting club with approximately 80 members with three full-size lit croquet lawns and a small clubhouse building within the Millswood Sporting Complex, Millswood Crescent.

In 2014, Council endorsed the Goodwood Oval and Millswood Sporting Complex Improvement Plan to provide a coordinated framework for long term improvements of the various sporting facilities within each of the sports precincts.

In 2017, Council endorsed three priority projects at Goodwood Oval and Millswood Sporting Complex aimed at improving existing facilities and increasing participation rates. The projects included upgrades to the Goodwood Oval (football and cricket) grandstand, sports lighting at Millswood Tennis Complex (Goodwood Oval) and a new building and surrounds at Millswood Croquet Club. At this time Council allocated $260,000 towards the development of a new club building and surrounds at the Millswood Croquet Club with further external funding to be sought before a commitment to proceed with this project is made.

In 2019, the Millswood Croquet Club was successful in attracting a Commonwealth Government Community Development Grants Programme (CDG) grant of $250,000, and the Club has also committed $50,000 to the project. Together with Council’s commitment of a contribution of $260,000, this provides a total available project budget of $560,000.

In response to these commitments, Council has undertaken a concept design for the new building and surrounds in 2019/20. This is the first step towards realising new clubrooms as part of the Club’s centenary in 2022.


Concept Design

The Council has been working with the clubs to implement the recommendations of the Millswood Sporting Complex Improvement Plan since 2014. In collaboration with the clubs, the Concept Design aims to provide a member clubrooms area for approximately 50-60 people, expanded bar and kitchen area, office and sick bay, improved DDA disability access and toilets as well as storage.

The retention and upgrade of the existing clubrooms were considered, however, further analysis identified the existing building location and condition provided limited scope for updating and expansion.

As a result, a new clubroom building is proposed to be located in the centre of the site. This allows views across the three croquet lawns from the clubrooms, opening the views across the site, provides space for on-site parking and improved fencing and landscaping to the streetscape. The central location allows the existing large and notable Norfolk Island Pine to be retained and preserved.

The building design, materials and colours have been selected to reference the original clubroom and local neighbourhood character.

In addition to the proposed design, the Croquet Club is endeavouring to secure further State Government funding to increase the available budget and achieve an expanded clubroom for up to 80-90 people. Both options are provided for community consultation.