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Have your say on sportsgrounds

Friday 3 July 2015

Bega Valley Shire Council is calling on the community to help them build masterplans that guide the future use and development of two regionally significant sportsgrounds in Pambula and Bega.

The master plans for the Pambula Sports Complex and Bega Recreation Ground will be designed to fit the current and identified future needs of the community through consultation with user groups, the community and other key stakeholders.

Council’s Manager of Leisure and Recreation Services, John Grady, said a number of opportunities are being offered for the community to have their say.

“Key elements of the consultation are community workshops designed to give interested people and groups the opportunity to be involved,” he said.

“Anyone with an interest in their local sportsground is welcome to come and have their say, including residents and business owners, plus existing and potential users of the facilities.

“An interesting part of the workshops will be an interactive process that encourages participants to draw their ideas, write notes or provide comments directly to a large paper plan of the sportsgrounds. To get the ball rolling we will provide base plans and some initial suggestions.

“Consultants, Ross Planning, will begin the workshop and propose a broad direction for the sportsgrounds and discuss opportunities and constraints.

“At the conclusion of the workshops a broad discussion will be encouraged to share ideas of critical matters for consideration as part of the master plan development.

“This process is aimed at encouraging effective and productive discussion of ideas and issues and provide the broader community with input into the future development and management of two of Council’s most important sporting facilities,” Mr Grady said.

The workshops details are:

Bega Rec Centre Master Planning Community Workshop

Bega Valley Shire Council Committee Rooms,
Civic Centre, Zingel Place,
Wednesday 15 July 2015; 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Pambula Sporting Complex Master Planning Community Workshop

Pambula Sporting Complex Pavilion (On Site)
Pambula Beach Road; Pambula Beach
Thursday 16 July; 5.30pm – 7.00pm

The community can also be involved through a number of online surveys. One is geared towards feedback from representatives of sporting clubs, and the other towards feedback from individuals.

There will also be opportunities for people to provide feedback on the master plans on Council’s website once the draft master plans are exhibited in the coming months.

For more information on the project please contact Council’s Manager Leisure and Recreational Services, John Grady on 6499 2222.


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