We are embarking on an ambitious plan to create an inclusive space where you can take part in sports and physical activities; attend cultural and community events; enjoy time with family and friends; or simply reconnect with nature, all while continuing to offer a world class racing venue.
The draft Land Management Plan reflects what we have heard from our community and stakeholders so far and is bold in both its vision and aspiration.
The proposed initiatives address the issues that have been raised, including demand for dedicated, year-round sporting facilities, greater community and cultural spaces, better and more equitable access as well as a place for quiet and informal recreation.
The Plan outlines how a range of community benefits might be realized through innovative partnerships and project opportunities while bringing this unique space to life.
The high-level initiatives for each area are summarised below
Access and Movement through the Reserve
- Easier access to the Reserve’s vast open space with two new tunnels and improved access points for vehicle, pedestrians, and cyclists to enter.
- Parking for 1,200 cars – below or partially underground
- Improved amenities
- Improved fencing
Open Space and Recreation
- A new sports hub featuring turf and synthetic sports fields, an indoor stadium, club room, change facilities and café
- A walking / running / cycling trail around the perimeter of the Reserve.
- Depot below ground
- Car parking below synthetic pitch
- Separation of pedestrian and cars
Landscape, Environment and Resilience
- Protect areas for social recreational uses
- Upgrades to lake / wetland
- Create an indigenous heath
- Climate resilience and improved biodiversity
- Efficient energy use and systems
Culture, Community and Events
- Spaces for events of different scales, including a stage pavilion for concerts
- Community garden
- Community park
- Indoor community areas
- Nature based play element
The Digital Experience
- Wi-Fi connectivity throughout
- Digital signage
- Digital platform to communicate events and access times, as well as sharing experiences.
The draft land Management Plan and a Summary of the Plan are below.
This draft Land Management Plan identifies the proposed initiatives for the Reserve, so that it can be transformed into a community driven destination for the future and truly become a Place for Everyone.
Submissions and feedback received during the consultation will be analysed and will be used to inform the final Land Management Plan. All Expressions of Interest will also be considered in the development of the final Land Management Plan.
Once the plan is approved by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, it will be publicly released, and will detail projects and initiatives that will be delivered within the next fifteen years with adequate funding. The Trust is also committed to achieving quick wins which will improve access, movement and activate the Reserve more immediately in the short term.
The final plan is due for release in September 2020.
Have Your Say
• The draft Land Management Plan is open for community consultation from Monday 29th June – Friday 14th August.
• Tell us what you think about the proposed initiatives by completing the questions below.
• You can also complete a submission form and return via email or post.
• Submissions can be sent to email@example.com or PO Box 89, Glen Huntly, 3163.
• Please lodge your submission by 5pm Friday 14th August to ensure your feedback is considered.
• We also want to hear from potential partners who can help us shape and deliver outcomes for the Reserve. If you have an interest in the development and management of any indoor or outdoor spaces, please complete an Expression of Interest submission below.