Waverley Gymnastics Centre aims to continue to provide a first class service to our members. We further aim to maintain our 5-star rating from Gymnastics Australia and strive to make each and every program the very best it can be through continual innovation, education, and improvement.
At each of our school-based campuses (in Armadale, Glen Waverley, and Narre Warren) we are specifically aiming to strategically upgrade and improve our gymnastics equipment and teaching aids and to increase the number of days and class times offered at each campus.
For our Mt Waverley campus, our most significant strategic plan is our proposed relocation to a brand new, custom-built facility based at the Oakleigh Pool and Recreation Centre (2 Park Road, Oakleigh). This new venue (only nine minutes from our current Mt Waverley campus) will give us:
- More than double the size of our current gym
- Permanent viewing area for parents
- Brand new change rooms, lockers, toilets, and reception
- New medical rooms
- Much larger office space
- and much more!
Tuesday 29th November 2017: Monash Council voted to support this move and committed $11.9-$13.9 million to the entire Oakleigh project including the WGC gymnastics facility, 5 basketball/netball courts, and a host of other upgrades.
Thursday 1st December 2017: John Eren, the Victorian Minister for Sport, announced a $3 million State Better Indoor Stadiums Grant towards the project.
Thursday 15th December 2017: Member for Chisholm Julia Banks confirmed that Federal Liberal's $2.1 million pre-election commitment to the previously proposed redevelopment of the Mt Waverley campus would now be contributed towards the redevelopment of the Oakleigh Recreation Centre.
Tuesday 27th March 2018: Monash Council voted to invest a final $3.3 million into the Oakleigh Recreation Centre redevelopment (including $650,000 towards our Waverley Gymnastics part of the facilities) to enable the project to go ahead, and to ensure that the new facility will be the very best it can be!
June 2018: Detailed design development commenced, in consultation with key stakeholders.
January - March 2019: Call for tenders for construction. Subject to the approval of Council, Waverley Gymnastics, and construction costs being received within budget the award of tender construction is expected in April 2019. Construction could begin as soon as May 2019 and is expected to be completed by October 2020. We are confident that the new gym will be one of the best in Australia!
March 2019: Monash Council release the below 'fly-through' video of the planned redevelopment of Oakleigh Recreation Centre, including some of the features of Waverley Gymnastics Centre's custom-designed area.
Tuesday 14th May 2019: Monash Council award the tender for the redevelopment of the Oakleigh Recreation Centre to the APM Group Australia. Construction to commence very soon!
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our friendly office staff on 9887-9611 or email us.