MacPherson Park Recreation Reserve Future Directions Paper

  • Contractor nameSimon Leisure Consulting

MacPherson Park Recreation Reserve is Councils principal recreational facility, servicing community sporting clubs and groups from the local and broader region.

In April 2017, Council commenced the development of a MacPherson Park Recreation Reserve Future Directions Paper, inclusive of updated Master Plan to demonstrate a planned, staged and agreed vision for the site.

The MacPherson Park Recreation Reserve Future Directions Paper project is now complete, with the Future Directions Paper(PDF, 5MB) adopted at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 18 December 2017.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback and told us what you'd like to see at the reserve.

Community Engagement

Sport and Leisure Consultant, Simon Leisure Consulting worked with Council to prepare the MacPherson Park Recreation Reserve Future Directions Paper.

A significant consultation process was undertaken with a broad cross section of the community and interested key stakeholders. The draft concept plan was placed on public exhibition for community consultation in August 2017, with submissions closing on September 15.

Feedback received during the public exhibition process was considered during the preparation of the Final MacPherson Park Recreation Reserve Future Directions Paper, presented to council in December.

Key Principles

Three key principles underpin the design direction of MacPherson Park Recreation Reserve - 

  1. Maximise the opportunity for co-location and shared-use of pavilions and sporting facilities that are fit for purpose.
  2. Improve site attractiveness, safety, accessibility and connectivity in order to attract more visitation to the reserve.
  3. Enhance the amenity and attractiveness of the reserve for non-sport uses, whilst not detracting from the quality and functionality of the sporting areas.

Next steps

The MacPherson Park Recreation Reserve Future Directions Paper provides a set of directions and recommendations for approximately 50 separate but interconnected improvement projects for the reserve.

Recommendations have been designed to provide sport, government and community stakeholders with a schedule of prioritised Reserve improvements, along with stakeholder responsibilities, estimated costs and potential funding opportunities.

The adoption of the Future Directions Paper will provide a sound base for Council and the community to lobby the state and federal governments for funding assistance for proposed works.

It should be acknowledged that priorities can change and are based on funding availability. The presentation of new or unknown opportunities or changes in community demands can also alter priorities.

View the MacPherson Park Future Directions Paper (PDF, 5MB)

View the 18 December 2017 Ordinary Meeting Agenda and Minutes 



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