Somerville Active Recreation Hub
- Project typeSports Facility Construction
- Project value$1.48 million
The Active Recreation Hub at Fruit Growers Reserve in Somerville will consist of approximately 300 square metres of designated BMX, scooter, bike and skate components and will include recreational features such as a multi-use court, parkour equipment and trampolines.
The site is centrally located, close to schools, offers good passive surveillance, linkages to public transport and pedestrian connections, access to public toilets, as well as connections with other community facilities and services.
Once completed, the community will be able to enjoy two new, high quality spaces – the Somerville Active Recreation Hub and the Somerville Recreation Centre which opened to the public on 4 May 2019.
The Shire has worked in consultation with the community to ensure modern, integrated youth and family spaces are included in the new Activity Hub.
From April to June 2019, Mornington Peninsula Shire consulted with the local community and key stakeholders to hear their thoughts and ideas on the elements they would like to see at a brand-new Active Recreation Hub in Somerville.
At its Council Meeting on Tuesday 6 November 2019, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council adopted the Somerville Active Recreation Hub Concept Plan after consultation with the community.
In January 2020, Mornington Peninsula Shire received $742,500 in grant funding through the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund towards the $1.48M Somerville Active Recreation Hub project.
The project has now entered the detailed design phase. It is anticipated construction will commence in the 2020/21 financial year.
Download: Somerville Active Recreation Hub Bulletin - March 2020.pdf(PDF, 2MB)
Fruit Growers Reserve, Edward Street side, Somerville (12 Edward Street Somerville), Somerville View Map