Brimbank City Council has adopted a plan for a new sports ground and associated facilities located at the 10 hectare northern end of Green Gully Reserve in Keilor Downs, following six weeks of community consultation.
The Green Gully Reserve Northern Precinct Enhancement Plan provides an outline for a senior-sized sports oval, pavilion, and associated facilities, such as female friendly change rooms.
Brimbank Mayor Cr Georgina Papafotiou, said the plan will guide the future use and development of sporting, recreation and community infrastructure facilities for the popular Green Gully Reserve.
‘Council understands the importance of encouraging community participation in sport, and delivering sports facilities for residents.
‘We are creating a unique sport and community precinct with facilities including a new oval, a pavilion, sports lighting to cater for year round training, facilities that encourage female and junior participation and space for a playground, shared pathways and green spaces.
‘This is a priority sport and community project in Brimbank, and Council is thrilled to bring this development for residents and local sporting clubs.
‘We are focused on working closely with the community to deliver amenities that will meet current and future sporting needs in our city.
‘Our population is growing fast, and providing these facilities will enhance the health and wellbeing of the community, and support our community’s recovery through COVID-19.
‘This plan supports Council’s goals of creating a liveable and inclusive community, where people are proud of where they live and have access to great, well-maintained public facilities,’ Cr Papafotiou said.
The plan includes:
- Senior size oval to cater for numerous sports
- Multipurpose pavilion with two change rooms
- Sports lighting
- Coaches’ boxes
- High ball protection fencing
- Car parking (100 spaces)
- Picnic and playground area
- Pathway network
- Road extension (McRae Boulevard)
- New access road (Green Gully Close)
The project will be delivered in stages, and Council will keep the community informed as developments take shape. Once construction is complete, Council will undertake an Expression of Interest process that will determine the future tenant opportunities provided to local sporting clubs and associated sports.
The draft 2020/2021 Annual Budget includes $1.4 million for the environmental off sets and detailed design of the site. Funding for construction works at Green Gully Reserve will be part of future capital works budget processes.