Draft Open Space, Sport & Recreation Plan 2017-2027

The Draft Open Space, Sport and Recreation Plan (‘the Plan’) is a major planning initiative of both the Waratah-Wynyard and Circular Head Councils to provide an evidence-based long-term direction for the planning and management of the open space networks, including recreational and sporting grounds, and associated community facilities in both the Waratah-Wynyard and Circular Head Municipal Areas for a ten year period from 2017 to 2027.

The Plan provides:

  1. An open space, sport  and recreation classification hierarchy based on catchment and function;
  2. Standards for supply of open space, sport and recreation grounds, facilities and asset;
  3. An open space, sport and recreation supply and demand analysis;
  4. Master planning for identified key open space, recreation facilities and/or sports grounds.  Specifically:
    1. Wynyard Recreation Precinct, including the Showgrounds;
    2. Frederick Street Reserve, including the BMX track;
    3. Somerset Recreation Precinct
  5. A comprehensive community engagement processes; and
  6. A prioritised and costed set of actions to achieve overall open space, sport and recreation vision and goals.

The plan was developed by @leisure which is one of Australia’s largest and leading sport, leisure and open space consultancies and includes the following documents: 

  • Demand and Consultation Findings
  • Open Space Planning Framework
  • Locality Analysis
  • Issues Papers including:
    • Camping Issues Paper
    • Off-road Trails Issues Paper
    • Community Meeting Places / Halls Issues Paper
    • Public Toilets Issues Paper
    • Occupancy Agreements Issues Paper
    • Destination Play Spaces
    • Acquisitions and Disposals
  •  Master Plans for three sites:
    • Wynyard Recreation Ground and Sporting Precinct
    • Frederick Street Recreation Reserve
    • Somerset Sport & Recreation Precinct

The Plan has been prepared to provide leadership in delivering open space, sporting and recreation outcomes and improve the municipal areas as places to live and visit by:

  • Defining the role of open space, sport and recreation grounds and facilities;
  • Promoting a ‘sense of place’ through provision of sport and recreation opportunities for people of all ages;
  • Aligning the planning and management of open space, sport and recreation across the two municipal areas, and with regional and state policies. Improve the distribution, mix and use of sporting, recreation and open spaces/facilities;
  • Improving the sustainability and management of sporting, recreation and open spaces/facilities
  • Classifying open space, sport and recreation grounds and facilities by catchment types (local, district or regional), function and purpose;
  • Providing a vision, strategic principles and directions;
  • Considering future demographic changes, economic strengths and weaknesses of the region, physical and ecological resources, heritage and visual quality; and
  • Providing a clear and prioritised implementation framework and staging plan.

Draft Open Space Sport & Recreation Plan 2017-2027(2964 kb)


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