Venue Initiatives

Below are some notes from Neville Young (Eley Park)  who has been taking a very active role liasing with local councils.

Some important documents are linked below:


Petition for Whitehorse Council to buy the old Nunawading Primary Schools site

Neville Young, the ES&CTTA liason officer, is inviting you to sign the Nunawading Vikings Basketball Club’s petition for Whitehorse Council to buy the old Nunawading Primary Schools site to enable the development of a Sports Venue on the site.

Dee Ryall, the local State member has promised that State and Federal Funding will be made towards the cost of constructing a sports venue on the site.

Our members should also mention Table Tennis in the reasons why they have signed the petition. You don’t need to live in Whitehorse to sign the petition. You also need to select Australia as the location.

http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/whitehorse-city-council-please-use-10m-of-the-forecast-14-1m-budget-surplus-to-purchase-springvale-rd-primary-school-site-for-future-community-and-sport-use?share_id=wkgFXWfwQl&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition


Whitehorse Draft Recreational Strategy 2014

DRAFT Recreation Strategy for public exhibition June 2014


Weeklyreview article on the development of a new sports venue at Mullum Mullum reserve.

Manningham 16.75m Mullum Mullum Reserve sports complex on agenda


Whitehorse Leader article 2013

Leader Community ePaper – Whitehorse Leader – 23 Oct 2013 – Page #3


2012 A New Facility?

As opportunities arise the club assesses other potential venues for play.
In 2012 the club was pursuing the Whitehorse Council to establish a Table Tennis Venue.
Below are some thoughts noted at the time in 2012:
This is the very early stage and we need your ideas and input to help us with this.
The
following ideas have been put forward. Can you improve them or add new
items to the list? The more ideas we have from as many people as
possible will help our cause.
The
creation of a permanent Table Tennis facility within Whitehorse would
be a major venue within the Melbourne Metropolitan area.

The important reasons to establish a Table Tennis venue within the new sports centre are as follows:

*
No local junior competition – all junior competitors travel some
considerable distance to compete at the current metropolitan areas. This
means that many juniors never take up the game.
* There is no central venue where tables are set up permanently; halls
that are used in the area are used for other purposes during the day.
This prevents any schools and community groups being able to access the
facilities during the day.* There is an increasing number of people of Asian origin within the
Whitehorse area who are keen participants in this sport and it is likely
the venue would be in great demand within this community.* Table Tennis can have a large number of participants over a night.
This is simple logic when you consider the number of tables that will
fit into the area covered by the courts required to play indoor tennis,
basketball, netball and badminton.

* There are no hire facilities for use by the public in the Whitehorse area.

* A new Table Tennis Centre is central to all the other Table Tennis
Centres that currently exist. In recent years both Kilsyth and Dandenong
have expanded due to demand. Neither venue has room for further
expansion.

* A major venue in Whitehorse would generate great publicity for the
area with Olympic and Commonwealth Representation, club championships,
state competitions and state and international players, at both senior
and junior level competing within the Whitehorse area.

* Approach the Elgar Ward Councillor, Robert Chong and seek his support for our cause.

Please contribute. We value your ideas.

Communication with Whitehorse Council 2013 by Neville Young
Request for Consideration of the Establishment of a Table Tennis Facilityin the Whitehorse Municipality
I would like to seek your support
regarding the proposal of a Table Tennis venue as part of the sporting
facilities within the Whitehorse Municipality.
Whitehorse is in the middle of a
number of surrounding table tennis venues, although all are some
considerable distance away. Venues are situated at Kilsyth, Dandenong,
Carnegie, the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre and Brunswick.
There is an active Table Tennis
Association within the Eastern suburbs. The Eastern Suburbs and Churches
Association have competition for a large number of adult competitors
(approx. 130) and they play in various halls and churches through
Whitehorse and surrounding regions.
The creation of a major Table Tennis facility within Whitehorse would be a major venue within the Melbourne Metropolitan area.
The important reasons to establish a Table Tennis venue within the Whitehorse Municipality are:
  • There are an increasing number of
    people of Asian origin within the Whitehorse area who are keen
    participants in this sport and it is a venue would be in great demand
    within this community.
  • No junior competition – all junior
    competitors travel some considerable distance to compete. For some
    juniors this means they never take up the sport because they simply
    cannot get to a venue.
  • We have parents contacting the club
    every week seeking to have their children play Table Tennis, but
    because we cannot get regular access to a playing venue during the hours
    suitable for children we are only able to offer them competition
    against adults. This is unsuitable for the vast majority of children
    because of late night finishes to competition (around 10-30pm) and
    because of the difference in the skill level of children wishing to take
    up the sport.
  • Even if we were able to get access
    to our current venue at a suitable time it could only cater for 12
    children at the same time (there is only room for 3 tables). This makes
    it extremely difficult to match children of similar skill levels.
  • There is no central venue where
    tables are set up permanently; halls that are used in the area are used
    for other purposes during the day. This prevents any schools, community
    groups and individuals from using the facilities during the day.
  • Difficult to expand the number of
    competitors in the Eastern Suburbs and Churches Association due to the
    limited venues available and their availability on other than a couple
    of nights. Even though we have people seeking to join clubs within the
    Association.
  • Table Tennis can have a large
    number of participants over a night. This is simple logic when you
    consider the number of tables that will fit into the area covered by the
    courts required to play indoor tennis, basketball, netball and
    badminton.
  • There are no hire facilities for use by the public in the Whitehorse area.
  • A new Table Tennis Centre is
    central to all the other Table Tennis Centres that currently exist. In
    recent years both Kilsyth and Dandenong have expanded due to demand.
    Neither venue has room for further expansion.
  • At present our youngest player is 13 and our oldest is 85.
  • We cater for players with disabilities who compete each week.
  • A major venue in Whitehorse would
    generate great publicity for the area with championships, state
    competitions and state and international players, both senior and junior
    competing within the Whitehorse area. It has the potential to produce
    future Olympic and Commonwealth Games competitors.
  • As a teacher who coaches junior
    players within my school, I know that there are many junior players who
    are keen to play but who don’t, simply because there is no convenient
    venue for junior competition within this area.
I am certain that Table Tennis
Victorian will render any assistance required if the council would like
to investigate the possibility of developing a Table Tennis Centre
within the Whitehorse area.