Current status

St Kilda Football (SKFC) operate some community football programs from Belvedere Reserve (Linen House) in Seaford. Council is proposing a new lease agreement for the site that is largely closed to the public and under-utilised.

SKFC have 38 years remaining on the current lease agreement. The new proposed lease would replace the existing lease and license agreements and the site would be utilised as a community-facing multipurpose facility, delivering numerous benefits for the community.

Healthy Futures Hub Proposal

SKFC propose to run the facility as a ‘Healthy Futures Hub’ with a number of complimentary sub-tenant partners to meet the vision:

To provide community benefit under the broad umbrella of health and well-being with specific benefit targeted towards Frankston's vulnerable groups.

Belvedere Community Centre (BCC), which Council has identified as a priority organisation is to be included as a sub-tenant as their primary base to service the community.

Proposed Model

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Proposed Sub Tenants

Wallara is an innovative, sector leading support service for adults with different abilities, coaching them to go after their goals. As a significant NDIS provider, Wallara is looking to deliver unique day service experiences for Clients at the Healthy Futures Hub. Wallara’s commitment to reach out and engage with the general community and drive social change is the philosophy behind their drive to work in a partnership environment.

Everyday Independence provides Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, Early Childhood Intervention and Positive Support Services to Participants of the NDIS. The Everyday Way is about inspiring belief for how much is possible with the right guidance, support and therapy. It's building people's confidence and abilities, and pushing boundaries for that final pay off - inclusion and acceptance as valuable members of the community.

With more than 20 years in the industry and extensive AFL and footy experience, the team at Chelsea Longbeach Physiotherapy provide elite sports physiotherapy care to the Mornington Peninsula, Bayside, Gippsland and South East corridor of Melbourne.

One of their specialities is helping active people prevent and recover from sports injuries, whether they are a weekend warrior, occasional player or a seasoned professional.

Their elite sports medicine facility is proposed to also include podiatry, nutrition, exercise physiology and myotherapy, weekend triage for local sporting injuries and access to elite rehabilitation gym facilities.

Pathways to Care is a nationally NDIS registered Provider of the following services: Support Coordination, intensive Specialist Support Coordination, and NDIS Plan Management services.

Their aim is to assist people with disabilities to build their capacity and fulfil their life goals. They strive to create a supportive and caring community where people with disability are genuinely empowered to achieve their life goals.

Further sub tenancy arangements are being finalised and partners include community football organisations as well as industry leaders in education, research, and community health.

Community Covenant within the lease

The premises are proposed to be:

  • A welcoming, comfortable place that is the heart of the local community
  • A centre of excellence in wellbeing, health and sport where local community benefit comes first
  • Accessible to all people, from elite athletes to the most vulnerable in the community
  • A place that offers an integrated culture with complimentary users that provides unique opportunities for the Frankston City community and fosters community pride
  • Well-balanced between community and commercial interests with all services contributing to the physical, emotional, social and mental health needs of the Frankston City community
  • Where possible, a source for community opportunities not currently available or easily accessible

Management will ensure:

  • Use of community assets will be beneficial and maximised
  • That community assets, including the premises, are appropriately and responsibly managed in consideration of the environment, community impact and involvement, and the overall wellbeing of the community
  • As much as possible, that the public value of, and financial investment in community assets are returned in full to the community through the outcomes generated.

Proposed building layout and allocated uses

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