Have your say on Green Gully Reserve sports ground draft plan

Brimbank City Council is encouraging members of the community to have their say on a draft plan for a new sports ground and facilities at Green Gully Reserve in Keilor Downs.

The Draft Green Gully Reserve Northern Precinct Enhancement Plan provides an outline for a senior-sized sports oval, pavilion, and associated facilities, such as change rooms.

Brimbank Mayor, Cr Georgina Papafotiou, said Council understands the importance of encouraging community participation in sport, and delivering sports facilities for residents.

‘Our population is growing fast, and Council recognises our need to be planning for and delivering new sports facilities to meet demand, as outlined in our Sport Facility Development Plan,’ Cr Papafotiou said.

The draft 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)

Having already earmarked the vacant northern precinct of Green Gully Reserve for a new sports ground, Council is now seeking feedback on what that might look like.

The draft 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.

Council is also investing significantly in sports grounds across Brimbank, including sports lighting upgrades across the City and new sports grounds at Bon Thomas Reserve in Deer Park.

Funding for design and construction works at Green Gully Reserve will be part of future capital works budget processes.

Community feedback on the draft Green Gully Reserve Northern Precinct Enhancement Plan is open until Sunday 3 May 2020.