insideEDGE has been privileged to partner with a number of Local Government Authorities in the development of master plans to guide strategic investment into sport and recreation infrastructure. Recently, a number of these master planning projects have received significant funding for their delivery through local, state and federal sources. insideEDGE delivers master plans that are underpinned by robust consultation processes and evidence-based recommendations that are realistic and achievable.
We are very proud to see a number of these plans come to life and look forward to monitoring their success into the future.
A summary of insideEDGE’s master planning projects recently funded, include:
Toorak Park Master Plan
Following extensive community consultation, the City of Stonnington advised residents of the staged roll-out of landscape improvement works at Toorak Park. These works form part of the delivery of the Toorak Park & Victory Square Master Plan, as endorsed by Council in December 2018.
The first stage of Master Plan improvement works include:
- New cricket practice nets, curators shed and public toilet facilities
- Upgraded lighting, drainage and landscaping.
- Full oval reconstruction
- New terraced seating
- Full pathway network
- New shared-use pavilion
Olympic Park Master Plan
The Olympic Park Master Plan was adopted by Banyule City Council on 14 March, 2017. Funding received to date includes $3.1m from Council and $3.5m from the Victorian Government.
Stage 1 works, which are now complete, include:
- The redevelopment of the main playing pitch
- Underground infrastructure development
- Reshaping of dirt mounds around the playing pitch and improved access paths
Goolwa Oval Sporting Precicnt Master Plan
insideEDGE in partnership with JPE Design Studio undertook the preparation of the Goolwa Oval Sporting Precinct Master Plan. The Master Plan has been designed to cater for the site users, with the aim to develop a plan that will provide a coordinated and strategic planning approach to the provision and development of sport and recreation infrastructure at Goolwa Oval. The Master Plan reflects a long-term vision for the site, responding to the needs of both the site users and the community. The Master Plan has been developed to provide actions that are practical and realistic and considers the financial responsibilities and capacity of the Council and other key stakeholders.
In summary, the Goolwa Oval Precinct Master Plan proposes to provide:
- a new centralised multi-purpose community sporting facility that caters to all site users and includes unisex change rooms, community social spaces, player and spectator amenities, storage, and more.
- 4 new tennis and netball courts
- new public amenities such as shade structures, seating, and playspace
- a fitness track around the retention basin which includes fitness equipment and interpretative art
- a new Lions Club Bookshop
- a new cricket practice facility
- enhanced multi-purpose green space areas with new trees and vegetation
- formalised road and path networks throughout the site
- New lighting for the precinct sports fields, courts, and surrounds
Alexandrina Council received $800,000 towards stage 1 of the development which includes the construction of the new multi-purpose community sporting facility. This funding was attained through Round 2 of the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing’s Grassroots Football, Cricket, and Netball Facility Program.
More Park Master Plan
Brimbank City Council received $4m from the Victorian Government to provide new accessible multipurpose sport facilities at More Park in Ardeer. insideEDGE supported Council in the development of the funding application by providing project management, facility planning advice and design services. A great result for local sport and female participation opportunities.
This upgrade will see the construction of a new accessible sports pavilion — with four female-friendly change rooms — as well as a car park upgrade. It will also include a sports ground reconfiguration with a multi-purpose training area, path network, and new lighting. The project will have a big impact on softball, soccer and rugby league which are played at the park, and it will make sport and recreation more accessible for the community.
Cameron Sport Complex Master Plan
The redevelopment of the Cameron Sporting Complex in Maffra is currently underway and has seen a total of $8.5m worth of investment via a number of project partners. The upgrade will see the facility become a regionally significant venue for both basketball and gymnastics in East Gippsland. The project has been funded by Wellington Shire Council, Sport and Recreation Victoria, Latrobe Valley Authority, Maffra Amateur Basketball Association and Maffra Gymnastic Club.
Scope of works include:
- Development of two indoor multi-purpose courts which allow for netball, basketball and volleyball compliant run-offs
- Extension of gymnastics facility to provide increased floor area and roof space to meet Gymnastics Victoria guidelines
- Redeveloped storage areas for indoor courts and gymnastics
- Refurbishment of existing amenities and foyer/reception
- New accessible change facilities
- Road realignment and car parking
- Permanent bench seating
Diggers Rest Master Plan
The Diggers Rest Reserve Master Plan was successful in obtaining $2.5m through the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund for the development of a new multi-purpose pavilion.
The new pavilion will be centrally located at the Reserve and will replace the three existing, aged buildings which are no longer fit for purpose. The pavilion will include contemporary and spacious community meeting and activity spaces, kitchens, meeting rooms, equitable change rooms and associated amenities. These facilities will service a range of sport, recreation and community groups.