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.
Community consultation on the Plan has now closed. The submissions and feedback that we have received are now being reviewed and considered in drafting 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.
Submissions, comments and personal information collected as part of this consultation may be made publicly available.
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