Project Update

A report was presented to Council at the 19 July Council Meeting. Councillors agreed to proceed with construction of the proposed design for a new quarter basketball court located in the middle of J Talbot Reserve. Construction of the new three-point court will commence in late April 2024.

About the Project

The existing basketball hoop and gravel area at J Talbot Reserve was installed around 15 years ago and it has reached the end of its functional life. This project will relocate the basketball hoop and create a formal three-point court, improving usability and avoiding conflict with both playground users and people entering the theatre school.

The new basketball three-point court will be built of noise-minimising materials, including noise-reduction backboards and a low-noise surface. The surrounding vegetation and screening has been designed to minimise the visual appearance and avoid balls bouncing onto Barkly Street.

What we heard from our community

Thank you to those who provided feedback on the proposed changes to the basketball facilities.

Who we heard from

  • Number: Approximately 111 participants across all of the activities (2 x pop-ups conversations and 2 x surveys)
  • Suburb of residence: 72% of respondents live in St Kilda, Elwood or St Kilda West.
  • Gender identity: 48% male, 46% female, 5% prefer not to say, 1% use a different term

What we heard

  • 61% of participants support the proposal
  • 34% of participants don't support the proposal
  • 5% of participants were unsure

Click here to view the full engagement report.

Rendered impression of proposed basketball facilities

Rendered impression of proposed basketball court

Concept Plan

Concept Plan of J Talbot Reserve