Community Infrastructure Projects
The planning process, which included consultation with sporting clubs, community groups and local community members, has resulted in the production of 11 Master Plans. These Master Plans will guide the future development of community hubs across the City, ensuring that facilities remain relevant and adaptable over time. The Master Plans are supported by sound financial management and maintenance practices included in the Council’s Long Term Financial Plan.
The Master Planning Initiative was based on the following objectives:
- Identify current and future demand, and the best use for the reserve and facilities at each of the hubs
- Develop concept plans for each of the hubs with a sound rationale behind the various design elements
- Provide direction in the sustainable allocation of resources for the ongoing maintenance and development of reserves and co-located facilities
- Gather a sound evidence base for the future development of the hubs to assist in sourcing external funds.
The full Community Hubs Master Planning Initiative report (Sept 2017) can be viewed here.
John Dunn Memorial Park BMX/Cycle Facility Feasibility
The Master Plan for John Dunn Memorial Park (September 2013) identified an opportunity to revive the former BMX facility in the south east corner of the park. The City engaged Common Ground Trails to undertake a feasibility study to better understand the needs of the BMX/cycle community and their preference for facility type and features.
The feasibility and concept plan were presented to Council in February 2019, and the project will be considered in the annual review of the Long Term Financial Plan.
A copy of the report noted by Council is available here.