Ramblers’ New Facility

Indicative view of the new facility

For a number of years now, the club has been working towards building a multi-use facility which includes change-rooms and a new accessible public toilet to be located at Hawthorndene Oval.

As we are a community club, we want to keep our community updated with where things are at. Please check back regularly for further updates including a timeline of events.

1 October 2020

A formal application has been submitted to Mitcham Council which can be found here. In the accompanying documents, all details regarding the designs, the site location and other information can be found.

3 October 2020

We have now letter-dropped local residents with an invitation to join us for a question and answers session this coming Thursday (8th October) from 6pm-7pm at Hawthorndene Oval. A copy of the letter is shown below.

Dear Resident,

The Coromandel Valley Ramblers Cricket Club has been using Hawthorndene Oval for cricket matches for close to 95 years and in recent years we have been working collaboratively with Mitcham Council to construct a multi-use change room and public toilet facility.  Landowner consent to use land adjoining the south-western corner of the oval was granted in February and in June we were awarded a state government grant to fulfil the funding, along with $80,000 of our own club money.

We have designed a facility to minimise the environmental & visuals impacts on the Hawthorndene Oval precinct yet provides the functionality to support a cricket club in summer, junior football in winter and small fitness user groups all year round.  The public toilet will also be replaced with a new all-access unisex toilet facility. As this is a modular build the majority of construction is done off-site with less disturbance to Wattle Ave during construction. The build is expected to commence in late January 2021 with a completion in mid-winter 2021.

Initially our club will use the facility in summer on Saturday afternoons into the early evening for senior cricket and on Sunday mornings for junior cricket. In the future we will seek to hold trainings on Tuesday and Thursday nights at the facility, and host 8-week junior blasters cricket sessions on weeknights. We do not anticipate any increased disruption to local residents as a result of the facility and will work with residents on any issues arising.

We invite you to a Q&A session at Hawthorndene Oval on Thursday the 8th of October from 6pm to 7pm where we can answer any questions you may have and we would appreciate your feedback on the proposal.  In attendance will be club members Matthew Smith and Glen Rosie, City of Mitcham Staff Members and a representative from South Australian Cricket Association.

We look forward to meeting you.

Yours faithfully,

Matt Smith                
0414 694 324

Glen Rosie
Facility Build Manager
0412 998 136