COURSE MASTER-PLAN IMPLEMENTATION
The City of South Perth has developed a Master-plan(pdf) to guide the future direction of the Collier Park Golf Course. This is in response to Council requesting that the City 'initiate longer term planning and development of the Course facilities'.
Island Course Opening - 12 January 2012
The Island 9 Course was opened by the Mayor of the City of South Perth, Sue Doherty on Thursday 12 January 2012.
Mayor Sue Doherty with (from left to right) Terry Gale (Project Architect), Paul Chappell (Musgrave Contracting - lake works principal contractor) and Ross Metherell (Course Controller).
Update - January 2011
Project works are well progressed towards completion. All greens are ready for play however some areas of fairway (parts of the third, fourth and seventh) are still patchy due to heavy traffic caused by the lake construction.
Update - November 2011
Work on the irrigation and compensation lakes is now complete. Work was delayed by several weeks due to extensive additional dewatering being required. This was much greater than our modelling suggested.
Planting is currently being implemented across and around the compensation lake. All the greens have been sown and all but the third, seventh and part of the first fairways have been either re-turfed or stolonised. Irrigation works are currently being finalised on the seventh fairway and the pump house is being constructed. The power supply for the pump station is scheduled to be installed during November.
Cart paths are currently being installed and tenders for the new course signage have closed and will be awarded in mid November.
The Island 9 is starting to look like a golf course again! It is now a case consolidating the turf on the greens, tees and fairways to be able to sustain regular golf. It is anticipated that the Island 9 will be ready for our customers to play in early January 2012.
An opening date will be announced during December.
Update - July 2011
Work is progressing satisfactorially to date with no major delays experienced. Lake redevelopment works are scheduled to be completed during September as are irrigation and pump station upgrade works. Course layout works are proceeding well with all but two of the greens redeveloped and ready for seeding. The two greens not yet completed are the first and third in the vicinity of the lake and won't be able to be completed until lake works are further progressed.
Update - April 2011
At the March 2011 meeting, Council approved a tender from Total Eden Pty Ltd to replace the irrigation on the Island 9 course and to develop a new pump house to service the whole course in the vicinity of the lake on the Island 9.
At the April 2011 meeting, Council approved a tender from Musgrave Contracting to redevelop the lake on the Island 9, which when completed, will become the irrigation lake for the whole golf course.
Work on the Island 9 upgrade (green replacement and layout changes) commenced on 9 May 2011. This necessitates the closure of the Island 9 Course for about 8 months. The remaining 18 holes, driving range, putting and chipping greens and facilities remain open for business.
Update - January 2011
At the December 2010 meeting the Council approved a $5.77 million upgrade to the 'Island 9' course. Works will include:
- A new 'state of the art' irrigation system which will provide a much greater degree of control;
- An irrigation lake created from the existing water body on the Island 9 course. This will eventually service the whole golf course;
- Minor modifications to the layout of the Island 9 course;
- Replacement of all greens;
- New furniture, paths, signs and landscaping.
It is planned to upgrade the 'Pines' and 'Lake' courses in a similar fashion in future years. Current estimates for these improvements are $2.23 million and $1.89 million respectively.
COURSE FACILITIES REDEVELOPMENT
The City is also investigating the feasibility of redeveloping the Course facilities (Club house, Pro shop and kiosk) including the potential for a automatic muliti-storey driving range.
Rosetta Holdings Pty Ltd (Course facilities lessee) presented two redevelopment proposals to Council in July 2009. Council chose to 'note' the proposals, but has requested the City carry out a detailed investigation into the financial feasibility of such a project.
Council considered a report in December 2009 outlining how this project will be implemented. A 39 month implementation timeframe for the project was 'noted'. City officers are proceeding on this basis.
This page will be regularly updated as more information becomes available.