After: Photo showing aerial photo of new multi use court at Dawes Park Before: Photo of existing tennis court at Dawes Park

🎉 Score! The multi-use court at Dawes Park, Barrack Point is now open for action!

Get ready to:

🏀 Shoot some hoops on our full basketball court!

⚽ Score goals on our futsal court with permanent goals!

🎾 And hit some shots on one of our three pickleball courts (marked lines only)!

👀 See you on the court soon!


January update

Visually, there has been lots of change. All of the court foundations and paths have now been poured and native trees and shrubs planted.

Furniture and basketball hoops will be installed in mid-January. February works will feature Plexi-pave surfacing, line marking, netting & turf before the court opens in late Feb! 🏀✨

Project Details

Game On: Get Ready for Our Brand New Multipurpose Court

In response to input from the community, Council will be constructing a new multi-purpose court at Dawes Park. Open to the public, the court will be lined with multi-coloured acrylic outlining the following:

  • Full Basketball Court, shown by white lines
  • Futsal (with permanent futsal goals) indicated by yellow lines
  • Three pickleball courts (line marking only) marked by red lines

Dawes Court lines

Project FAQs

The old tennis court at Dawes Park provided a unique opportunity to establish another recreational space within the reserve. The type of recreational space selected has been informed by customer enquiries and interest from the community regarding an additional basketball facility in the LGA.

The new court aims to be accessible and inclusive for all users. To make it more accessable the court will feature fencing and a smooth and level playing surface.

On-street parking is available along Junction Road, Beach Road and Barrack Avenue. Off-street parking is available on the northern side of the court.

At this stage, there are no plans to include functional fitness equipment at Dawes Park. We have existing fitness equipment stations located nearby to Dawes Park (see image below) and additionally throughout the LGA.

The court is intended to be a daytime facility and therefore lighting will not be provided.

Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong using a paddle and plastic ball with holes. It is a game that is appropriate for players of all ages and skill levels.

Participants must bring their own net, paddles, and balls when playing at this venue. The court has been marked to create three pickleball-sized playing areas.

Previous Feedback

The current slab will be replaced and upgraded to a bright, clean and fun sports court ready for all ages and abilities to enjoy. But before we go ahead with this project we want to chat with you about what this might look like and what your preferences for the rest of the court are to make sure we create a space for everyone to enjoy!

Have your say by voting in the section below to let us know what you would most like to see in the space!

There are two sections for you to vote in. The first will be to select the type of court we upgrade the Dawes Park court to. The second is to help select the additional features of the court, so let us know what you would like to see included.