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Armstrong Creek East Precinct District
Sport Reserve Master Plan

Part B


Background, Research and Consultation Findings

│April 2013




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Contents page
(word version only)


Introduction
and Background





3

Local and Regional Context





7

Policy and Planning Context





8

Sporting Context






10

Stakeholder Consultation





13

Site Analysis and Options





17


Appendix 1: City of Greater Geelong Infrastructure

Development Guidelines fo
r a District Sports Reserve

22

Appendix 2: Warralily Buyer Survey Results



23

Appendix 3: Shared Use Facility Benchmarking


32

Appendix 4: CoGG and DEECD Draft Facility

Development Principles





34

Appendix 5: Project Budget





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About this
document

The Master Plan for the Armstrong Creek East Precinct District Sports Reserve is delivered in two parts.

Part A


The Master Plan

Provides a summary of Master Plan objectives, planning and design principles, site plan and building concepts, and
key
recommendations and actions for delivery of proposed reserve infrastructure.

Part B


Background, research and consultation findings

Provides a detailed project and local sporting context analysis, full document review, reserve location and site ass
essment, key
stakeholder consultation program and findings, and all background information and research collected during the development
of the Master Plan.


DRAFT Armstrong Creek East Precinct District Sports

Reserve Master Plan

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INTRODUCTION &
BACKGROUND


Project Background and Context

The core purpose of the project was to prepare a detailed Master Plan for the East
Precinct District Sports Reserve, located in the emerging
area of Armstrong Creek in
the City of Greater Geelong.

Armstrong Creek has been strategically planned to be an active, healthy community. It is one of the largest strategic plannin
g
projects ever undertaken by the City of Greater Geelong.

Armstrong Creek
will be a master planned community that enables the early design and inclusion of key community facilities
and infrastructure to sustain a future residential, commercial and industrial community. The vision for Armstrong Creek is ‘
a
residential development

that meets the highest standards of sustainable living’.

Armstrong Creek will provide a comprehensive network of open space and recreation facilities that are planned within walking
distance of homes and workplaces, linked by a network of trails and walki
ng and cycling paths that contribute to forming a
healthy community.

Substantial planning has already been undertaken to ensure the required sporting and community infrastructure will be
achieved in line with urban development.

To compliment infrastructure planning, this
Master Plan
has been prepared to guide the provision and development of the
East
Precinct District Sports Reserve,
the first sports reserve to be developed in Armstrong Creek.


Project Objectives

The key objectiv
es of the Armstrong Creek East Precinct District Sports Reserve Master Plan are to
:

o

Develop a strategic master plan that provides clear direction for the construction of sports infrastructure at the
Reserve, taking into account population projections and residential lot densities.

o

Undertake holistic planning for the establishment of vibr
ant, safe and inclusive clubs and friendly settings for social
interaction to help to build a stronger, resilient and more active community.

o

Consult with relevant stakeholders to ensure the Reserve caters for a range of active sport needs that will support

the
development of sport within the region.


Project Outcomes

The key outcomes of this Master Plan include:

o

To develop concept design plans and accurate cost estimates
for the construction phase(s) of the Reserve
.

o

To work collaboratively with relevant stakeholders,
including state and local associations in the establishment of
sports infrastructure within the Reserve.

o

To confirm funding availability and opportunities
for Master Plan implementation and reserve develo
pment.

o

To contribute to the creation of a healthy, safe and socially connected community
and the ongoing liveability of
the Armstrong Creek community.

o

Create an effective interface with educational facilities
to be developed opposite the Reserve.




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Project Methodology

The Armstrong Creek East Precinct District Sports Reserve Master Plan was undertaken in three key stages. A summary of
each of these stages is provided below.

STAGE 1

Establishment and Situational Analysis

STAGE 2

Draft Master Plan
Development

STAGE 3

Presentation and Adoption


STAGE 1

Establishment and Situational Analysis

A project commencement meeting was undertaken with Council representatives to confirm the project scope, consultation
methods, processes and timeline. A site ins
pection of the Armstrong Creek East Precinct and proposed location of the
Reserve was completed, including neighbouring and adjacent land areas.

A detailed consultation program for the project was developed in conjunction with the Project Manager and Proj
ect Control
Group. For efficiency, the consultation program for the Master Plan was integrated with the process undertaken for the Sport
s
Development Plan and involved key state, regional and local sporting groups and associations including AFL, netball,
cricket,
soccer, tennis and lawn bowls.

An analysis of projected local area demographic characteristics, buyer profiles and future participation and demographic
projections have been undertaken. Sports specific facility guidelines for AFL, cricket, tennis,

soccer and netball facilities and
related activities were also reviewed to inform future planning.


STAGE 2

Draft Master Plan Development

A Site Conditions Plan was prepared to drive discussion and provide a point of reference during consultation meetings. A
Background Report and Design Brief (Issues and Discussion Paper) was prepared detailing all research, consultation and key
project fin
dings.

A Draft Landscape Plan was prepared based on the research undertaken, City of Greater Geelong infrastructure guidelines and
development requirements and consultation findings. A Draft Building Concept Design for a new amenities building at the
Re
serve was developed and presented to the Project Control Group for discussion and refinement.


STAGE 3

Presentation and Adoption

Feedback on the Draft Landscape Plan and Building Concept Design was provided by the Project Control Group and State
Sporting
Associations at a meeting in January 2013 and the documents refined and released for public consultation by the City
of Greater Geelong in April 2013.




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Connection to the Armstrong Creek Sports Development Plan

With substantial infrastructure planning
already in place for Armstrong Creek, a
Sports Development Plan was required to facilitate the establishment and sustainable
delivery of sport for the emerging community
.

In effect the Sports Development Plan identifies the best way(s) to make sport work a
nd function within the defined
infrastructure framework developed.

To achieve this, the Armstrong Creek Sports Development Plan:

o

Analyses best practice sports development models of growth area communities.

o

Provides a strategic approach for providing and de
livering sport.

o

Facilitated collaboration between state, regional and local sporting associations and leagues.

o

Identifies how sport contributes to social, health and well
-
being outcomes.

The Sport Development Plan has been prepared to coincide with the development of the East Precinct District Sports Reserve
Master Plan.

The Sports Development Plan provides linkages to the establishment and growth of sporting clubs at active Reserves acr
oss
Armstrong Creek and will assist in guiding the future direction and outcomes for sporting clubs and user groups within the Ea
st
Precinct District Sports Reserve.


Master Plan Consultation Summary

The following consultation process was undertaken with
specific groups and individuals in the preparation of the Master Plan
and in line with the Sports Development Plan consultation process.

o

Project inception and ongoing project meetings with the Project Control Group (PCG).

o

Individual meetings with State Spo
rting Organisation representatives from AFL Victoria, Cricket Victoria, Football
Federation Victoria, Netball Victoria and Tennis Victoria (in December 2011).

o

Individual meetings with Vicsport, VicHealth, DEECD and Surf Coast Shire representatives.

o

Present
ation and workshop with Project Reference Group (PRG) representatives from local and regional sports
associations and leagues (in March 2012).

o

Conducted a Local Government Growth Area Sports Development Forum with 6 Local Government Authorities,
City of Greater Geelong, Leisure Networks, VicHealth, Vicsport and Sport and Recreation Victoria
representatives (in April 2012).

o

Conducted an Armstrong
Creek land purchaser survey to assess buyer demographics, sport provision
preferences and desire and interest levels in sports delivery in the developing community (128 responses
received).

o

Preparation and issuing of four project newsletters to all stakeho
lders (in November 2011 and March, May and
November 2012).

o

Preparation and presentation of the Background Report for the Master Plan to PCG, PSG, PRG and other key
stakeholders (in July 2012).

o

Presentation of the Draft Master Plan and Landscape Plan, and B
uilding Concept Design to the Project Steering
Group and State Sporting Organisations in January 2013.

o

A briefing on project outcomes and future recommendations was provided to the Ward Councillor in February
2013.

o

Documents released for public comment via

City of Greater Geelong web site to be released in April 2013.


Warralily Estate

Warralily
, home of the East Precinct District Sports Reserve, is a fully master planned community. Over 95% of land parcels
have been pre sold with most buyers being owner occupiers. With land valued between $150,000 and $300,000 and easy
access to Geelong and th
e Surf Coast, Warralily will be an affordable and attractive place to live.

Warralily is the first stage of housing development in Armstrong Creek with land parcels also selling in subsequent stages at

Warralily Promenade and Warralily Coast. The entire W
arralily estate will cater for over 7,000 dwellings, retail shops, mixed
use precincts, schools, cycling trails pedestrian links and community facilities including kindergarten, childcare, and commu
nity
meeting spaces.



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East Precinct District Sports Reser
ve

Armstrong Creek’s first sporting precinct will be centrally located within the East Precinct. The East Precinct District Spo
rts
Reserve is approximately 8ha in size and is located in close proximity to the neighbourhood activity centre, local schools a
nd a
network of trails and open spaces.

Sporting infrastructure for the East Precinct has been determined through previously completed precinct structure planning an
d
the development of the Integrated Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IIDP), adopted by Council

in March 2009.

This planning identified that the East Precinct District Sports Reserve will cater predominantly for active sport and will in
clude
the following infrastructure;

o

A multi
-
use pavilion incorporating change rooms and amenity areas, function
space, storage and public toilets;

o

Space for 2 (full size) flexible grass fields;

o

One netball court and one combined netball / tennis court;

o

Ancillary infrastructure such as cricket practice facilities, seating, car parking, pathways;

o

Sports lighting to A
ustralian Standards;

o

Car parking and landscaped areas and;

o

Informal social space and play facility.


The purpose of this Master Plan is to test the need and demand for identified infrastructure, and to determine the most pract
ical
and efficient use of the
site.





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LOCAL AND REGIONAL
CONTEXT


Greater Geelong Region

The City of Greater Geelong is a rural, residential, resort, industrial and commercial area. Geelong is the largest regional
city in
Victoria and the leading commercial centre for south
-
western
Victoria. The City encompasses a total land area of about 1,250
square kilometres. Over two
-
thirds of the population live in the urban areas.

The City of Greater Geelong is a key partner in the G21 Geelong Regional Alliance. G21 is the formal alliance of
government,
business and community organisations working together to improve the lives of people within the Geelong region across five
member municipalities


Colac Otway, Golden Plains, Greater Geelong, Queenscliffe and Surf Coast. G21 provides a platform

for Councils to engage with business, industry, state and federal government and other agencies on issues of mutual benefit t
o
the region.

G21’s innovative structure helps to strengthen collaboration across the region to plan major projects such as the
Armstrong
Creek residential development in a strategic and effective fashion. For example, the five G21 member municipalities have
endorsed the G21 Geelong Region Plan, which provides a long
-
term shared vision for the region.


Armstrong Creek

Armstrong Cre
ek is located approximately 90km south
-
west of Melbourne and 10km south of the Geelong City Centre. The
Armstrong Creek growth area is described as the land south of the railway line at Grovedale and Marshall. Armstrong Creek is
designated in the Geelong M
unicipal Strategic Statement (MSS) as the ‘primary growth corridor for the future urban growth of
Geelong’. Armstrong Creek spans 2,500 hectares and will be well connected to the expanding Geelong suburbs to the north
and north
-
west, Torquay and the Surf C
oast to the south and the Bellarine Peninsula to the east.



Local Precincts

Armstrong Creek consists of seven residential, industrial and employment precincts, including the Major Activity Centre;
Horseshoe Bend; North East Industrial; Marshall; Armstro
ng Creek West; Western Industrial and the East Precinct.

The East Precinct is the first to be developed with housing construction already commenced. More than 1,000 lots are
expected to be built by the end of 2013, with a range of lot sizes and housing diversity for all ages.

The East Precinct will provide op
en space, walking and bicycle tracks as well as neighbourhood retail and schools all within
easy reach of Geelong, Torquay and Melbourne.




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PLANNING AND
POLICY CONTEXT


The City of Greater Geelong has adopted the recently introduced streamlined
planning process that is already being applied to Melbourne’s growth areas.


The Armstrong Creek Urban Growth Boundary has been established via an
amendment process that has resul
ted in the Armstrong Creek Urban Growth
Framework Plan being included in the City of Greater Geelong planning scheme and a
Ministerial Amendment applying the new Urban Growth Zone to farming land within
the Urban Growth Boundary.


Armstrong Creek Urban Gr
owth Plan (Revised 2010)

The revised Armstrong Creek Urban Growth Plan supports the development of the East Precinct District Sports Reserve Master
Plan. The Urban Growth Plan states that provision should be made within the growth area for a recreational and open space
network ca
pable of servicing the local recreational needs of the population.

This should include:

o

indoor recreation facilities, such as swimming pools and gymnasiums;

o

active parks, such as playing fields; and

o

passive parks, such as bushland and walking trails.


Spo
rting facilities should consist of multi
-
purpose sports reserves with the potential to accommodate soccer pitches, football/
cricket ovals, and located close to good public transport, a recreational trail network and proposed retarding basins to mini
mise
t
he cost of using stormwater runoff for irrigation.

The location of the sports reserve and its integration with proposed local schools is also an important part of the master pl
an
process. The Urban Growth Plan indicates that public sports grounds should
be shared between schools and the wider
community, be multi
-
purpose, have irrigated playing fields, and are able to be used for a variety of sports.



Sustainable Communities


Infrastructure Development Guidelines

In October 2010, The City of Greater
Geelong prepared Infrastructure Development Guidelines to facilitate the development of
sustainable communities through quality planning, design and construction of infrastructure across the City.

The provision of sport, recreation and open space in new co
mmunities such as Armstrong Creek is vital to providing for the
long term health and social cohesion of the community. The primary objective centres on promoting a ‘sense of place’ where
people are happy, healthy and well connected.

The Infrastructure De
velopment Guidelines sets out the sizes or hierarchy of active reserves for population thresholds and the
design of infrastructure based on Australian Standards and State Sporting Association requirements. A district level sports
reserve has been identifi
ed for the Armstrong Creek East Precinct and will be considered in the development of the master
plan
. Appendix 1
outlines Council’s guidelines for a district level sporting reserve.


Armstrong Creek East Precinct Development Contribution Plan

The Armstro
ng Creek East Precinct Development Contribution Plan supports the funding of infrastructure in the Armstrong
Creek East Precinct. The Development Contribution Plan collects levies to ensure that the infrastructure set out in the
Integrated Infrastructure
Delivery Plan relevant to the East Precinct is funded to enable Council to provide the infrastructure.

It should be noted that the Development Contribution Plan is not the sole source of funding for all infrastructure in the pre
cinct.
The full range of fac
ilities identified will only be delivered if infrastructure is provided by a variety of funding sources.

The current Development Contribution Plan includes provision of playing fields, open space and civil works and construction
of
a community sports pa
vilion. The current level of funding provided by the Development Contribution Plan is detailed in the
executive summary section of this report.



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Armstrong Creek East Precinct Structure Plan

The Armstrong Creek East Precinct Structure Plan describes ho
w the land within the East Precinct is expected to be developed
and how and where services are planned to support development.

The Armstrong Creek East Precinct Structure Plan covers approximately 794 hectares of land and is defined generally by the
Surf C
oast Highway (west), Hospital Swamp (east), Burvilles Road and Boundary Road (north) and Lower Duneed Road
(south).

The Armstrong Creek East Precinct Structure Plan sets objectives and provides for their implementation in relation to eight k
ey
elements. T
hese include image and character, subdivision and housing, community facilities, public open space, natural
systems and biodiversity, employment and activity centres, transport and movement, utilities and energy, drainage and
floodplain management.

The vis
ion for the Armstrong Creek East Precinct Structure Plan incorporates the overall Armstrong Creek Growth Area vision
but more specifically seeks to develop the East Precinct as an attractive and liveable new community centred on its key green

asset of Arms
trong Creek.

The Armstrong Creek East Precinct District Sports Reserve Master Plan considers the key characteristics of the Precinct
Structure Plan, including the development of an interlinked public open space and path network, a transport system that
p
romotes healthy activity, and planned and co
-
located community facilities that are accessible by all means of transport.




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SPORTING CONTEXT

Sport plays a significant part in the culture of the Geelong region, with many of the
traditional sports such as AFL, Netball and Cricket having the highest participation
rates.

According to ERASS and ABS Data (10 year average), the new community of Arms
trong Creek is also likely to have a strong
sporting focus however there will be a number of other sports that will be equally as popular. From 2012 to 2031 the highest

participation sport in Armstrong Creek is expected to be tennis (1,972), followed by s
occer (1,555), netball (1,222), AFL (980)
and Cricket (911).


Key sports

The key sports identified by the City of Greater Geelong to be considered for inclusion into the development of the master pl
an
include AFL, Cricket, Netball, Soccer and Tennis.

AFL participation in the G21 region increased from 6,571 to 9,041 from 2009 to 2011, an increase of 37%. Netball has also
attracted high participation rates with almost 7,500 players across the Barwon Region in 2011 and 27,700 active players in th
e
past t
hree seasons.

Cricket is popular in the region with a total of 6,951 participants (3,720 senior players, 3,165 juniors and 66 female partic
ipants).
This makes up a total of 495 teams registered in 2011, an approximate increase of 5% since 2007.

Tennis h
as over 2,500 senior, junior and female players in the region but locally the sport has indicated that participation has
reduced by approximately 30% since 2005. However, as stated in the previous section, tennis is expected to be a popular
activity among
st the residents of Armstrong Creek.


Trends and influences

The key sporting leagues and associations in the Geelong region were asked about the current sporting landscape, emerging
trends, barriers and opportunities for their sport, regional needs, and
the opportunities and implications for sport in Armstrong
Creek. Following is a summary of their responses which have been considered in the development of this master plan.


Emerging trends in local sport

o

Growth in modified sports such as Twenty20 Cricke
t, Small Sided Football, Auskick, Tennis Hot Shots and AFL
9’s.

o

Increasing demand on facilities and opportunities to grow local sport through the introduction of synthetic
surfaces, quality lighting and drought tolerant grass.

o

Junior and female participati
on, both in umpiring and playing, is growing and is a focus for all sports.

o

More evening competitions are being programmed to accommodate an increase in participation and
programming (e.g. tennis, hockey, netball).

o

Increased demand for City of Greater Geel
ong facilities, particular for meeting spaces, by a variety of users.


Growth constraints

o

The availability and condition of existing sports grounds are generally poor which impacts on club operations and
attracting new members.

o

There is an increase in comp
etition from other activities and sports which has reduced player numbers in some
sports.

o

There is a strain on volunteers with the number of hours required to run a club increasing due to the demands on
administration.


Opportunities for growth

o

Increasing
population numbers in Armstrong Creek, Lara, Torquay, Ocean Grove, Drysdale, Clifton Springs and
Portarlington will provide a broader catchment and new markets for sports clubs.

o

Restructuring competitions to suit people’s time demands allows for increased
participation.

o

There is growing interest in AFL 9s as an alternative program which is less structured and demanding on players
and encourages both female and male participation.

o

There is an ongoing focus on female participation and modified activities to a
ttract new markets.

o

There is an increase in participation in veterans and masters competition.




Regional needs

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o

All sports supported the establishment of new and well planned clubs in new communities and see the need to
provide ongoing support to these clubs.

o

Most sports aim to expand into regional growth corridors with a focus on junior development and increased
p
articipation.

o

There needs to be an increase in the ratio and availability of night football venues to expand competitions.

o

Additional grounds and a possible regional administration base should be considered to accommodate growth.


Opportunities for Armstro
ng Creek

o

Armstrong Creek provides an opportunity to have Geelong’s first synthetic full size oval to suit multiple sports.

o

The development of new sporting clubs from the ground up (birthing) with support from local leagues and
associations.

o

Club partnershi
ps including mentoring should be provided to support new clubs.

o

Opportunity for a new model of venue management that would support the integration of multiple sports.

o

Opportunity for full time sports development officers to assist in growth of sports in th
e region.

o

Establishing links with local schools to potentially share resources and facilities.


Sports Strategies and Guidelines

The Armstrong Creek East Precinct District Sports Reserve Master Plan considered
the key planning and strategic documents currently impacting sport in the Geelong
region. The following information provides an outline of these documents and their
relations
hip to facility development.

The AFL Preferred Facility Requirements 2012

guides the provision and development of appropriate facilities for AFL
venues. Specific facility standards and dimensions are used to inform the size of facilities. The dimensions and volume of
the
proposed sportsfields, player and official change facil
ities, spectator amenity and other relevant infrastructure have been
designed based on the AFL’s guidelines.

Maximising the Use of Cricket Facilities Strategy
produced by Cricket Victoria includes strategies that provide direction for
sustainable growth in

developing communities. Key highlights include the need for synthetic pitches, developing ovals with
both summer and winter grasses, and water recycling options. All of these elements have been included in the East Precinct
District Sports Reserve Maste
r Plan.

Netball Victoria’s Draft Facilities Master Plan
seeks to identify, analyse and document the present and future developmental
needs and facility requirements for netball in Victoria. A hierarchy of netball facilities was developed including minimum

program space and supporting amenity for each facility.

The Greater Geelong Regional Football (Soccer) Strategy
identified the need for a long term regional venue in Armstrong
Creek (which is currently being planned) and the provision of facilities that s
upport the emergence of Small Sided Football and
Futsal. The two playing fields and the proposed multipurpose training facility (the cube) at the Reserve can be modified to
suit
Small Sided Football and Futsal.

Tennis Australia 2020 and the Tennis Victori
a Facility Framework
have been developed to enhance the sustainability of
tennis clubs and drive the development of tennis facilities. The planned development of a plexi pave court which also provid
es
for netball and has direct access to the pavilion meet
s facility guidelines for tennis and have been included in the Master Plan.




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Local sporting structures

Following is a list of sporting leagues and association in the Geelong Region identified by the City of Greater Geelong as
having the biggest influence

on sport in the local area. The governance, administration and strength of these leagues and
associations will impact on the development and overall success of sport in Armstrong Creek.

AFL

o

Football Netball Geelong

o

Colac District Football Netball Leagu
e

o

Geelong District Football League

o

Newtown Little League

o

Lara Little League

o

Moorabool Valley Little League

o

Youth Girls Competition

Cricket

o

Geelong Cricket Association

o

Bellarine Penisula Cricket Association

o

Churches Cricket Association

Netball

o

Surfside
Netball Competition

o

Bellarine and District Netball Association

o

Peninsula Netball Association

Soccer

o

Football Federation Victoria Geelong Region

o

Western Victoria Soccer Association

Tennis

o

Tennis Geelong

o

Bellarine and District Tennis Association


Preferences

for sport

In recent years there has been a universal increase in female and junior participation across key sports and there is a stron
g
expectation that this trend will continue. Participation modelling conducted for the Armstrong Creek development area

also
identified the strongest potential market for sports participation will be in Tennis, Football (Soccer), Netball, AFL and Cri
cket
(based on projected demographic profiles).

Other sports including Lawn Bowls, Hockey and Athletics will also have a mar
ket presence in Armstrong Creek, however
demand will not be of significance in the short term (within 10 years).

A land purchaser survey undertaken for Armstrong Creek indicates that the opportunity to participate in local sporting activi
ties
is high on n
ew residents’ agenda with the most preferred sport to be catered for identified as AFL, followed in order by Netball,
Cricket, Tennis and Basketball.

Tennis is expected to experience strong growth across all age groups from 2012 to 2031, whilst Netball and

Soccer are
expected to experience the biggest growth in the younger age groups of 15 to 24 years and 5 to 14 years.

Figure 5 provides the change in participation for the top eight sports in Armstrong Creek between 2012 and 2031.

Figure 6 provides the
growth in participation of the top five sports in Armstrong Creek between 2012 and 2031.





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STAKEHOLDER
CONSULTATION


The following consultation methods were used in the development of the East
Precinct District Sports Reserve Master Plan. Some of
these were conducted in
conjunction with the consultation process implemented during the preparation of the
Armstrong Creek Sports Development Plan.

Consultation Methods

o

Workshops and meetings with the Project Control Group (PCG), Project Reference Group (
PRG), Melbourne Growth
Area Councils, and phone interviews with other key stakeholders.

o

Meetings with the
City o
f

Greater Geelong Armstrong Creek Development Team and staff from a variety of Council
departments.

o

On site meeting with the City of Greater Gee
long Armstrong Creek Development Team and Warralily Developer
(Newland) to discuss site constraints, opportunities and preferences.

o

Online survey of Warralily land purchasers regarding sport and amenity preferences (1
28 completed responses
received
).

o

Inter
views with Victorian and interstate Local Council representatives regarding shared facility models and multi
-
sport
recreation reserves.

o

Project discussion and strategic direction for Armstrong Creek provided at the Growth Area Sports Development
Forum held

at Vic Health.

o

Interview with ALCOA representative to determine requirements and guidelines for development near the
transmission easement within the Reserve.

o

Meeting with representatives from DEECD and the City of Greater Geelong to facilitate a collabor
ative approach to
the development of shared school and Reserve infrastructure via a set of facility development principles.

o

Presentation of the draft landscape plan and building concept design to State Sporting Associations.


A summary of overall consultat
ion responses from key stakeholders is provided in the following section.


Armstrong Creek Development Team

The Armstrong Creek Development Team comprises staff from the City of Greater Geelong with the technical knowledge and
expertise to contribute to the planning and development of Armstrong Creek.

The development team and other internal staff from Council’
s Sport, Recreation and Open Space Unit were invited to comment
on the development of the Master Plan including the proposed site, community expectations, policy influences and any
perceived constraints, opportunities or preferences.

Below is a summary o
f their responses which have been considered in the development of the Master Plan.

Site analysis

o

The site is suitable, but the location and sag of the transmission lines are a significant constraint. Their existence
and positioning is likely to reduce th
e practical use and function of the site.

o

The current soil quality may impact on the cost effective construction of high quality playing fields. Quality soil may
need to be imported to the site from other areas of the development area to create a better s
oil profile.

o

Planning will need to consider appropriate buffer distances to surrounding residences and roads.

o

The site is flat with limited vegetation and has a sewage easement on the east side.


Community Expectations

o

The new community are likely to have high expectations for the first active sporting and recreation reserve.

o

Being a district level reserve there will be an expectation for it to be well maintained and open for use to the general
community.

o

Passive areas

of the Reserve will be as important as the sporting facilities. The site and its active and passive areas
will need to allow access and function while the Reserve is in use for sporting activities.

o

Spectators parking around the ground during games may b
e an issue and either needs to be designed for (and
passive areas kept very separate), or prevented. The latter may conflict with local sporting tradition and culture.

o

The Reserve will be popular given its central location and the limited additional short

term planning for similar
sporting areas across the East Precinct.

o

Given the natural area there will be an expectation for the site to have landscaping and buildings which ‘blend’ into its
surroundings.


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Planning considerations

o

Consideration may need to be given to a staged approach to the development of the Reserve to allow Warralily to
deliver the project via works
-
in
-
kind (i.e. Development Contribution Project).

o

Reserve interaction with residents to the south will be important
, as well as the longer term interaction and
connectivity with the school precinct proposed to the north.

o

There is a drainage retarding basin / wetland proposed for the top north east corner of the site that will need to be
incorporated into landscape and

functional designs.

o

Netball courts should be provided as close to the sports pavilion as possible to avoid future requests for additional
buildings on the site.

o

The orientation of the pavilion to the main oval should aim to minimise afternoon sun glare fo
r spectators. This would
mean the eastern most oval would be the number one oval, should the site allow it.

o

There are limited options for road access into the Reserve. Access will not be possible from the west (greenway)
and east (Barwon Water easements
and shared path), leaving only Burvilles Road to the north or Creekward Drive to
the south, which is a residential street.

o

The layout of the school and its pick up/drop off areas will influence how well the Burvilles Road interface works.

o

The interface wit
h residential properties to the south will need to be sensitive as the road reserve width only being
13.5m.

o

Consistency in the materials and planting palettes used in existing open space (i.e. the creek and conservation
reserves) should be considered withi
n the Reserve.


Opportunities

o

To create an inviting Reserve that provides ample shade through vegetation and ensure facilities cater for families.

o

Providing a playing surface with irrigated warm season turf to ensure 12
-
month of the year usage.

o

Incorporation o
f the small area of open space
which abuts the Reserve within the overall master plan.

o

Consider, in
-
line with budget allocations, unofficial play space opportunities including mini basketball court, small
skate area and multi
-
purpose trainin
g areas.

o

Create linkages into the Reserve and associated amenities via the shared path network, in particular via the
greenway and pathway system along the transmission easement.





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Armstrong Creek land purchaser survey

An online survey was developed by t
he project team to better understand the needs
and preferences of buyers in Armstrong Creek regarding sport, recreation and future
local amenities.

The survey was designed to better understand new resident requirements and expectations for the planned
East Precinct
District Sports Reserve. The online survey was distributed in May 2012 and a total of 128 surveys were received and analysed.


The survey provided an opportunity to engage with the people that will form the new community at Armstrong Creek
and provide them with the opportunity to inform and shape their future local sports facilities and infrastructure.

The following provides a summary of key implications from surveys received.
Appendix 2

provides the full list of survey
responses.

o

50% of re
spondents’ current household structure is couples with children, with 30% being couple only. Over time, 71% of
new residents expect their household structure to include children. This creates a positive response towards a family friendl
y
community and the

need for both passive and active spaces.

o

Access to open space and the opportunity to participate in local sporting activities is a priority for new residents, with 83
% of
respondents believing this to be very important.

o

Walking paths, a playground, bbq ar
eas and seating and shade were rated highly by respondents. Other facilities and
amenities preferred by respondents include dog friendly off lead areas, drinking taps and a half
-
court basketball area.

o

Access to community meeting rooms and car parking were

ranked the lowest of the elements residents would like to see at
the Reserve. The car parking response indicates that most residents would access the Reserve by foot rather than by car.

o

Residents were asked if they would be interested in becoming involved in any new sporting club established at the Reserve.
A large majority of over 100 respondents (87%) indicated they would become involved which provides support for the
birthing of a new

sporting club in Armstrong Creek.

o

Over 50% (62) of respondents indicated they would use the Reserve 2 to 3 times per week, with 25% (31) planning to use it
daily. This would indicate a strong reliance on active spaces suitable for exercise and physical a
ctivity.

o

Respondents were asked to nominate, in order of preference, which sports they would like to see catered for at the
Reserve. 56% indicated AFL as the most preferred sport, followed by Tennis (18%), Netball (10%), Cricket (9%) and
Soccer (7%).


Spo
rts Facility Benchmarking

The preferred development at the East Precinct District Sports Reserve is for a shared
and flexible model that needs to support a range of activities and sports, particularly
as it will be the first sporting Reserve within Armstro
ng Creek.

To assist with the implementation of this model and to identify some success criteria for the development of a shared use
facility, the management and design of a number of existing local and interstate facilities have been investigated.

Research identified that multiple sports sharing one facility can be a challenge, given the competing budgets, interests, pol
icies
and expectations of those involved. The most successful shared use facilities identified through this research generally hav
e
good governance structures in place, functional building design, clear service and community planning, sustainable funding
streams and strong partnerships. The facility should also accommodate uses that are compatible and have the capacity to
share soci
al and change room spaces easily and conveniently.

It was widely acknowledged by those Councils who were contacted during the benchmarking exercise that it is critical for the
design and layout of a facility to match the needs of the user groups, and that
attempting to cater for too many groups with
large player numbers can result in complex management and governance issues.

Sporting clubs and community groups sharing facilities and spaces can be appealing to a Council for a variety of reasons.
Multi
-
purpo
se facilities not only promote shared use, they also provide opportunities for greater social interaction and deliver
broader community development outcomes.

Key learning’s from the shared facility benchmarking exercise suggests that the requirement for a

successful shared sporting
facility model at the East Precinct District Sports Reserve will require careful consideration and planning.

Benchmarking identified that sports who are successfully sharing facilities either use the facility at different times

or have
dedicated space to conduct their activities. For example at the Surf Coast Recreation Reserve
-

AFL, Soccer, and Netball
share the facility which has the capacity for six change rooms catering for multiple competition use at the same time
.

The tr
aditional seasonal usage allocation (summer and winter) is the preferred method adopted by most Councils’ due to the
majority of existing facilities only catering for the needs of one sporting competition at a time. Sports that have successf
ully
shared fa
cilities during different seasons include AFL and Cricket, Rugby and Touch Rugby, Hockey and Softball, Soccer and
Cricket.

Growth sports such as soccer are starting to create challenges for facilities as their needs expand and facility requirements

transce
nd across both summer and winter seasons. This generally results in the need for dedicated space and exclusive use of
a facility which can often be difficult to achieve.

It will be critical to create a shared vision between the Armstrong Creek community
and the East Precinct District Sports
Reserve. The type of facilities, compatibility of organisations and activities, and space requirements all need to be determ
ined
and clearly defined during the planning phase to maximise the benefits of a co
-
located f
acility.

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A detailed summary of benchmarked sporting facilities and how these facilities operate under a shared use model is
provided in Appendix 3
.


SITE ANALYSIS AND
OPTIONS

Location and access

The 8 hectare site for the East Precinct District Sports Rese
rve is bounded by
Burvilles Road to the north, Creekward Drive to the south, Batten Road (greenway) to
the west and a Barwon Water easement to the east.

The main Reserve access will be located off Burvilles

Road, opposite the proposed education precinct. Site access is not
possible via the Batten Road greenway (due to vehicle restrictions) or via the Barwon Water easement and shared path to the
east. Any access or egress from the Reserve at the southern en
d is not recommended due to the proximity of local residents,
and the proposed local road that is reasonably narrow and unable to carry a large volume of traffic.

Figure 7 provides an aerial photograph of the East Precinct District Sports site.



Site ana
lysis

The following SWOT analysis on the proposed East Precinct District Sports Reserve
site has been developed following a review of project research and analysis, site
visits and observations, and from consultation undertaken throughout the
development o
f the Master Plan.

SWOT findings are not the sole indicator of future design and development options and directions, but they provide a basis on

which the subsequent site layout options have been prepared for stakeholder review and consideration.


Strengths

o

The site is flat but uneven, with minimal trees and vegetation.

o

The site is in a central location to key community infrastructure and is the first active sports reserve to be developed in
Armstrong Creek.

o

The location of the East Precinct will pr
ovide opportunities for local sporting leagues and associations to expand and provide
a regional focus for club development and administration.

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o

The East Precinct District Sports Reserve will provide a blueprint for sporting infrastructure in the future.
Developing a site
with no history provides opportunities to set the vision, culture and future direction for sport in Armstrong Creek.

o

The site has good links to the Bellarine Peninsula and Geelong, and is only a 90 minute drive to Melbourne




Weaknesses

o

The sagging transmission lines transcend across the south east corner of the site.

o

Suitable top soil may need to be imported at additional cost for oval construction.

o

Retarding basin proposed for the north east corner will have a design and functional impa
ct on the Reserve.

o

The sewer easement has implication s on the location and design of Reserve infrastructure.

o

The shape and size of the Reserve will make it difficult to provide for all facility infrastructure

and meet standards regarding
the dimension of ovals and buildings.

o

It will not be possible to cater for the expectations of all sports and provide all facilities and amenities preferred by new

residents in the buyer survey due to the size of the Reserve.

o

The connection between the Reserve and the proposed school precinct is dissected by a major road (Burvilles Road), which
may impact on usage and access to the site.


Opportunities

o

Utilising encumbered land to create a larger open environment.

o

Consideratio
n of available treated recycled water (purple pipe) to irrigate sports fields.

o

Opportunities for connection with the proposed greenway to the east, linking reserve infrastructure to surrounding residents
and other community facilities.

o

Interface with the e
ducation precinct to the north (along Burvilles Road) and designing safe pedestrian linkages.

o

Provision of additional open space in the north east corner of the Reserve provides good residential connections and could
be used for informal leisure options.

o

C
reate regional sporting hub or administration base for local leagues and associations to provide support for new clubs in
the area through the appointment of sports development officers.

o

Developing facilities and infrastructure that meet the needs of a new

community, with a focus on junior and women’s sport,
veterans, masters and other tertiary sports which are seeing an increase in participation numbers.

o

Involving new residents in the growth and development of sport in Armstrong Creek, to ensure the local
community have
input and ownership of sporting clubs and infrastructure.


Threats / challenges

o

The 8 hectares (with its identified constraints) is likely to be tight if two full size sports fields, a pavilion, netball co
urts and
associated training and
support amenities are to be provided.

o

The large number of sports wanting to be part of Armstrong Creek from the outset may create some capacity issues.

o

Existing local clubs wanting to expand or relocate to Armstrong Creek is likely to be a challenge for Co
uncil, as the preferred
option is to support the development of new clubs.

o

Car parking is likely to be an issue, particularly if street parking is limited and parking around playing fields is not
considered.

o

The extent and mix of funding for infrastructur
e development is not confirmed and will potentially impact on the number, type
and timing of facility provision.

o

Depending on budget provision and timing, it may be necessary to stage facility development. Staging would make it
difficult to establish a sp
orting culture in the community from the outset and will also increase the cost of development.



Site influences

There were a number of options considered for the design, layout and functionality of
the Reserve which were considered by the PCG and key
stakeholders throughout the
master plan design process.

The size and shape of the two ovals, the number of car parking spaces and the requirement to accommodate multiple sporting
activities within current facility guidelines influenced the scoping of Reser
ve infrastructure. The need to also adequately cater
for popular community sporting activities, provide informal play, and deliver a Reserve that supports the sustainability of f
uture
tenants all influenced the design process.

The project team were require
d to investigate the scope, timeframe and funding of the planned school precinct opposite the
District Sports Reserve to ensure the Reserve and the school site provided affordable community infrastructure and access for

students and future residents.

A s
et of facility development principles were developed to guide the planning and delivery of key sport and recreation
infrastructure at both sites and encourage a collaborative approach between Council and DEECD.

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A key task for Council is to continue discu
ssions with DEECD and ensure formal adoption of the facility development principles
between the two parties. The facility development principles are provided in
Appendix 4
.

Information provided from ALCOA, the authority responsible for the management and
maintenance of the transmission line
within the Reserve determined the location and alignment of the roadways and car park and the level of infrastructure permitt
ed
within the exclusion zone of the transmission easement.



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The final alignment of Burvilles
Road was also an important factor in determining the land available for development and the
size and orientation of major infrastructure such as the sports fields.

The Burvilles Road alignment and the requirement for the project to deliver a senior size
sports field without the need for a ball
catch net influenced the final design and orientation of the senior oval. In contrast, the location of the junior oval will
demand
the use of a ball catch net at both ends to deter errant balls from leaving the per
imeter of the Reserve and entering Burvilles
Road and residential properties.

The City of Greater Geelong Infrastructure Development Guidelines (October 2010) supports the proposed minimum size of the
District Sports Reserve as 8 hectares and has influence
d the layout of reserve infrastructure through the need for buffer
distances from the Reserve boundary to roadways and residential properties.

The overall budget for the Reserve has influenced the scope, planning and proposed staging and implementation of key
elements.

The funding available for Reserve infrastructure, including developer contribution and the Victorian Government investment ,

i
s
below the estimated budget required for the proposed works and will constrain the delivery of some key components of the
Reserve until additional funding becomes available. The implementation plan provides some guidance and recommendations
on a staged ap
proach to the development of infrastructure to match the available project budget.


Management Considerations

The Armstrong Creek Sports Development Plan will assist Council in developing a set
of objectives and broad policy statements for the management o
f the East Precinct
District Sports Reserve. This will guide the thinking and provide direction to Council
through the detailed design and management plan stages of the project.

Some of the broad policy principles to be considered for the future managemen
t of the precinct include programming, pricing,
marketing and promotion, public access, safety, operating hours and partnerships. These will become clearer when the final
makeup and elements of the Reserve have been determined through development negotiat
ions.

Once these broad principles and objectives for the Reserve are adopted, Council can consider how all of the buildings, sport
fields and passive spaces are to be allocated, managed and maintained. There are a number of options which Council could
con
sider around the management of the East Precinct District Sports Reserve.

Management considerations include:

o

Managed by Council



clubs / users operate under a seasonal allocation process.

o

Managed by Club



the primary tenant would control the facility under a lease agreement with Council and support other
user groups.

o

Managed by an Advisory Board



a group of local stakeholders endorsed by Council who coordinate the use of the
reserve.

o

Committee of Manage
ment



user group representatives formed into a management committee responsible for the
operation of the Reserve.

o

Commercial


an external management group such as the YMCA managing the facility on behalf of Council.


It is recommended that for the initial period (3
-
5 years) Council retains management of the site. This will provide Council with
full control over important aspects of the facility including use, access, pricing and future plans. Council can allocate us
e
r
groups on a seasonal basis, establish partnerships with local schools and other service providers, promote shared use of the
facility, and create a culture that is consistent with Council’s values.

Managing the facility in the initial period also provide
s Council with the opportunity to nurture and support the ‘birthing’ of new
sporting clubs and groups within a new community. In conjunction with the relevant sports development officers, Council will

be
in the best position to provide advice on the estab
lishment of a new sports club. Assistance can be provided in key areas of
administration, programming, governance, facility development, partnerships and promotion and publicity.

Once clubs are established and Council is satisfied with the direction of th
e facility other management options can be
considered.



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APPENDICIES

Appendix
1
: City of Greater Geelong

Infrastructure Development Guidelines for a District Sports Reserve







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Appendix 2: Warralily Buyer Survey Results






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Appendix 3: Shared Use Facility Benchmarking



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Appendix 4: CoGG and DEECD Draft Facility Development Principles


Vision

To develop an integrated community sport and education precinct within Armstrong Creek that is open, accessible and
viewed as one community space.

Backgroun
d

Armstrong Creek is located 10km south of the Geelong City Centre and is being strategically planned to be an active, healthy
community that will provide for more than 60,000 residents at full build out. The East Precinct is the first area to be deve
lope
d in
Armstrong Creek and will include a district sports reserve located opposite a planned education precinct comprising primary,
secondary and specialist schools.

The district sports reserve and the education precinct will be owned by the City of Greater
Geelong (CoGG) and the Department of
Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) respectively and the sites will be separated by Burvilles Road, an east
-
west
connector road.
The development of the master plan for the district sports reserve has driv
en the need to consider the future
development of the education precinct to ensure the facilities and infrastructure proposed are complementary and meet the
future community and school requirements.

CoGG, DEECD, and the Department of Planning and Communit
y Development (DPCD), met to share ideas and discuss the
proposed scope, plans and timelines for the development of the district sports reserve and the education precinct. The three

organisations agreed that the development of a set of design principles w
as required to guide the future development of the district
sports reserve and the education precinct and to inform each organisation’s planning processes.


Purpose

A set of design principles will ensure the facilities and infrastructure being planned for the district sports reserve and th
e education
precinct are integrated and accessible and will support shared community use. To ensure future development of the coll
ective
precinct is strategically planned, connected and integrated, design principles have been grouped into the specific areas of
education
interface, landscape, facilities, level of sport, management and residential interface.

Design Principles


Educatio
n Interface (Burvilles Road)

Minimise on
-
street parking on Burvilles Road and allow for a drop off area, a bus zone and safe pedestrian access to the site in the
design of the education precinct;

o

Allow for an off
-
street bus parking bay or interchange near the school entrance with space to accommodate a turn around area to
minimise traffic congestion;

o

Encourage use of the car park at the district sports reserve for overflow school car parking and as

a pick up / drop off area;

o

Design a safe crossing point for students to access the school site from the reserve;

o

School grounds to be accessible for community sporting use outside school hours;

o

Education precinct boundaries to be low level or permeable fe
ncing to protect assets and allow passive surveillance of and by
users of school grounds;

o

Ensure coordinated planning of all sporting facilities so they are fit for purpose, meet specified sports facility criteria a
nd are
capable of accommodating both comm
unity and school use;

o

Sporting infrastructure (hard court surfaces and open sports fields) within the education precinct is to be delivered in line

with
DEECD’s Building Quality Standards Handbook
and must be:

o

Located at the southern end of the education p
recinct to ensure a connection with the district sports reserve and easy public
access;

o

Connected to surrounding green spaces with linkages from public shared pathways into the education precinct; and

o

Designed to meet the needs of community sport.

o

Develop
an agreed maintenance and asset management policy for facilities open to community use which considers likely demand
on facilities and DEECD’s maintenance capabilities.


Landscape Elements

o

Develop facilities that promote active transport to and around the
precinct, including shared path connections into the planned
network and safe crossing zones for children;

o

Tree planting to be in line with the approved Armstrong Creek East PSP planting palette;

o

Drought
-
tolerant grasses to be used on all turf sporting sur
faces;

o

Design both sites to be consistent with one another and with the CoGG Sustainable Communities Infrastructure Development
Guidelines; and consider the relevant guidelines and research regarding exposure to electromagnetic radiation when siting
facili
ties in proximity to the powerline easement. No playing fields, spectator amenities, playgrounds or buildings should be
developed beneath transmission lines, however it is generally accepted that circulation space is safe and the development of
shared path
ways beneath the easement is acceptable.




Residential Interface

o

It is preferred that the Recreation Reserve has residential frontages on at least three boundaries, sharing a single adjacent
, but
not adjoining, boundary with DEECD sites to maximise the walkability and viability of community groups.

o

The district sports
reserve should present an active frontage to all surrounding streets and residential properties;

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o

Design sports fields with suitable buffers as nominated in the CoGG Sustainable Communities Infrastructure Development
Guidelines; and

o

Consider the surrounding residential development when designing the location of facilities and infrastructure; ensure sight l
ines
into the school and district sports reserve are clear and visual amenity for surrounding residents is enhanced.


Facilities

o

Sp
orting facilities and infrastructure planning within the reserve and school precinct should consider the requirements of both

CoGG and DEECD. Council’s intention is to provide an active district sports reserve for community level sport. The Reserve
will p
rovide:

o

Two natural turf sports fields designed for senior Australian Rules Football and cricket competition and training;

o

A community sports pavilion with change facilities, amenities and social space to meet multiple user needs;

o

A children’s playground;

o

Shared pathways connected into adjacent linear reserve trails;

o

A multipurpose training facility catering for cricket practise, five a side soccer and other modified sporting programs and
activities; and

o

Netball courts with spectator amenities and a combin
ed tennis court accessible to the local community.

o

Deliver buildings and facilities in line with universal design principles that are energy efficient and inclusive of ESD desi
gn
principles;

o

The district sports reserve is available to the school community
for casual use, sports carnivals and special events with usage
charges to be determined by CoGG and DEECD under Council’s current user agreement policies and procedures;

o

Facilities and amenities at the school site and the district sports reserve must com
plement rather than duplicate or compete with
each other; and

o

Facilities must be designed to maximise participation in mainstream and growth sports as well as informal recreation.


Management

o

The management, community use and maintenance of facilities at
the school site will be governed by a Joint Use Agreement
between CoGG and DEECD;

o

The district sports reserve will accommodate several sports and should be designed and managed to ensure it sets the
benchmark for future sport and recreation facilities in t
he Armstrong Creek growth area;

o

CoGG intends to support the development of new sporting clubs rather than relocate existing clubs to the district sports rese
rve
and will manage these new groups either under seasonal facility allocations or short term lease

arrangements; and

o

CoGG will maintain the sports fields and building infrastructure within the district sports reserve and manage the clubs’ use

of
facilities and any casual or external bookings, including school usage.



Levels of Sport

o

Facilities within
the precinct will be designed and developed for community level sporting competitions and training
requirements;

o

Current facility standards and guidelines for the relevant sports must be used to ensure community level sport is adequately
catered for;

-

The d
esign and provision of indoor facilities must be fit for purpose, meet current facility standards and reflect
community need; and

-

The perimeter of the district sports reserve will not be fenced and therefore will not be suitable for hosting sporting
compet
itions and events that require controlled access to charge entry fees.




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Appendix 5: Project Budget


**
Refer to project budget


ALLOCATED FUNDING
ESTIMATED DEVELOPMENT COST
Active Open Space Preparation
2012/2013
Site, Preparation, Car Parks and Roadways
2012
site prep and earth work, inc grass and weed control
45,048
$

site prep and earth work, trimming and grading of all paved, planting and
playground area
214,648
$

trimming of subgrades
45,048
$

lighting
45,000
$

seating
33,786
$

kerb and channel
113,680
$

establishment
234,250
$

drainage infrastructure
50,000
$

car parking (50 no)
185,823
$

asphalt road paving
54,880
$

driveway and stormwater
702,749
$

linemarking
7,000
$

footpath
146,406
$

trees
4,250
$

post and rail
101,358
$

garden beds
30,660
$

irrigation booster pump
2,252
$

WSUD treatment systems
31,360
$

salinity monitoring bore
2,252
$

design and administration (10%)
55,148
$

design variable
75,455
$

preliminaries (3%)
16,544
$

contract contingency
32,660
$

builders margin (5%)
27,574
$

professional fees
177,940
$

contingency (2%)
11,030
$

maintenance (52 weeks)
28,000
$

Sub total
1,785,027
$

Sub total
689,774
$

Football / Cricket Oval (in 2no & cricket nets)
Football / Cricket Oval (in 2no)
football ovals (173 x 143) - high standard
703,875
$

football ovals (173 x 143) - high standard
1,163,597
$

training lights - high standard
101,358
$

training lights
260,000
$

football oval (173 x 143) - basic
433,587
$

football oval (173 x 143) - basic
775,731
$

training lights - basic
50,679
$

training lights
260,000
$

site preparation and demolition
22,524
$

roads, footpaths and paved areas
33,786
$

boundary walls, fences and gates
16,893
$

landscaping and improvements
33,786
$

external stormwater, drainage and tanks
33,786
$

external water supply
11,262
$

external ights and power
22,524
$

external communications
5,631
$

design and administration (10%)
245,933
$

preliminaries (3%)
73,780
$

design variable
73,203
$

builders margin (5%)
122,966
$

contract contingency
38,291
$

contingency (2%)
49,187
$

professional fees
173,435
$

maintenance (52 weeks)
20,000
$

Sub total
1,754,620
$

Sub total
2,971,193
$

Netball Courts (in 2 no courts)
Netball Courts (in 2 no courts)
set of two netball courts asphalt (36.5 x 39.5)
146,406
$

set of two netball courts asphalt (36.5 x 39.5)
150,000
$

playing lights
45,048
$

playing lights
70,000
$

site preparation and demolition
16,893
$

roads, footpaths and paved areas
11,262
$

boundary walls, fences and gates
5,631
$

landscaping and improvements
16,893
$

external stormwater, drainage and tanks
16,893
$

external water supply
5,631
$

external ights and power
16,893
$

external communications
5,631
$

design and administration (10%)
22,000
$

preliminaries (3%)
6,600
$

design variable
14,641
$

builders margin (5%)
11,000
$

contract contingency
7,883
$

contingency (2%)
4,400
$

professional fees
33,786
$

maintenance (52 weeks)
-
$

Sub total
343,491
$

Sub total
264,000
$

Total Active Open Space
3,883,138
$

Total Active Open Space
3,924,967
$

Community Pavilion
2012/2013
Community Pavilion
2,500,000
$

change rooms
679,616
$

umpires change rooms
122,119
$

toilet facilities
106,190
$

FINAL COST OF PAVILION TO BE DETERMINED FOLLOWING FINAL QS SURVEY
canteen
127,428
$

meeting / function room
467,236
$

storage facilities
180,523
$

office / first aid
84,952
$

internal / external toilets
132,738
$

verandas and canopies
119,464
$

site preperation and demolition
42,476
$

roads, footpaths and paved areas
21,238
$

boundary walls, fences and gates
21,238
$

landscaping and improvements
53,095
$

external stormwater, drainage and tanks
53,095
$

external sewer drainage
31,857
$

external water supply
15,929
$

external gas reticulation
5,310
$

external fire protection
15,929
$

external ights and power
53,095
$

external communications
5,310
$

design and administration (10%)
250,000
$

preliminaries (3%)
75,000
$

design variable
116,809
$

builders margin (5%)
125,000
$

contract contingency
61,590
$

contingency (2%)
50,000
$

professional fees
277,156
$

maintenance (52 weeks)
30,000
$

Total Community Pavilion
2,794,390
$

Sub total
3,030,000
$

TOTAL DEVELOPER CONTRIBUTION PLAN
6,677,527.45
$

Additional sport and recreation spaces and landcaping
Playspace
150,000
$

Picnic area
77,500
$

Basketball half court
43,730
$

Multi purpose training facility - lighting inc
200,000
$

General landscaping (trees, paths, paving, seats, bins, taps)
2,339,280
$

design and administration (10%)
281,051
$

preliminaries (3%)
84,315
$

builders margin (5%)
140,526
$

contingency (2%)
56,210
$

maintenance (52 weeks)
-
$

TOTAL DPCD CONTRIBUTION (PAVILION)
500,000.00
$

Sub total
3,372,612
$

TOTAL RESERVE BUDGET
7,177,527.45
$

TOTAL PROPOSED MASTER PLAN COST EST
10,327,579
$

GAP FUNDING REQUIRED
3,150,051.51
$