State Sports Park Master Plan

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Have your final say on the draft State Sports Park Master Plan 2021.

What’s being decided?

We are seeking your final comments on the draft State Sports Park Master Plan 2021.

During our previous consultation, hosted in June and July 2020, we gathered your feedback on the Structure Plan for the draft State Sports Park Master Plan. You can read more about the outcomes of the initial consultation process on the Background page.

Now that we've considered your ideas and thoughts, we would value your final comments on the draft State Sports Park Master Plan 2021.

The State Sports Park Overview provides an overview for each of the precincts. The Executive Summary gives you a summary of the key themes of the master plan.

Help us develop the State Sports Park at Gepps Cross into a world-class facility that can host sports from grassroots through to elite level. Together, we want a park that is more accessible, welcoming, active with people, greener and better integrated.

Get involved

Read the draft State Sports Park Master Plan 2021, the Executive Summary and State Sports Park Overview.

To have your say:

How can your input influence the decision?

Your feedback will help to complete the Master Plan and shape an Implementation Plan.

What are the next steps?

We have scheduled a public release of the finalised Plan is scheduled for the middle of 2021. It will be available on this site and the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing website.

Contact details

For general enquiries:

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 7 May 2021



Background


In 2019, we gathered together with key stakeholders – landowners and groups who had a strong and immediate interest in the State Sports Park – to begin a process of collectively developing a Master Plan for the State Sports Park with consultant planners Jensen Plus.

In June and July 2020 we sought your comments on the State Sports Park Structure Plan (the first stage of the Master Plan), and also suggestions for the kinds of activities that you thought desirable or needed at the Park.

Roadside banners, letter box drops, email and social media avenues were used to promote the consultation to residents, interested individuals and sports/recreation-related groups.

This resulted in:

  • nearly 5000 visits to the YourSAy website
  • 185 downloads of the Structure Plan
  • 134 votes for particular activities
  • 183 comments and suggestions
  • 15 lengthy email submissions

How has this influenced the draft Master Plan?

Some of the key consultation outcomes included were:

  • increased environmental and revegetation opportunities, and the integration of a cycling criterium track in Foresters Forest
  • improved accessibility from surrounding communities and safety aspects
  • active recreation opportunities, including those for younger and older users
  • inclusion of specific sports such as cricket, gridiron, archery and orienteering
  • opportunities for larger indoor centres and cafes in the Sports Park Village and other mixed use areas
  • preservation of viewpoints and vegetated buffer areas
  • stormwater harvesting and re-use.

Read the draft State Sports Park Master Plan 2021, the Executive Summary and Get involved.

About

Have your final say on the draft State Sports Park Master Plan 2021.

What’s being decided?

We are seeking your final comments on the draft State Sports Park Master Plan 2021.

During our previous consultation, hosted in June and July 2020, we gathered your feedback on the Structure Plan for the draft State Sports Park Master Plan. You can read more about the outcomes of the initial consultation process on the Background page.

Now that we've considered your ideas and thoughts, we would value your final comments on the draft State Sports Park Master Plan 2021.

The State Sports Park Overview provides an overview for each of the precincts. The Executive Summary gives you a summary of the key themes of the master plan.

Help us develop the State Sports Park at Gepps Cross into a world-class facility that can host sports from grassroots through to elite level. Together, we want a park that is more accessible, welcoming, active with people, greener and better integrated.

Get involved

Read the draft State Sports Park Master Plan 2021, the Executive Summary and State Sports Park Overview.

To have your say:

How can your input influence the decision?

Your feedback will help to complete the Master Plan and shape an Implementation Plan.

What are the next steps?

We have scheduled a public release of the finalised Plan is scheduled for the middle of 2021. It will be available on this site and the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing website.

Contact details

For general enquiries:

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 7 May 2021



Background


In 2019, we gathered together with key stakeholders – landowners and groups who had a strong and immediate interest in the State Sports Park – to begin a process of collectively developing a Master Plan for the State Sports Park with consultant planners Jensen Plus.

In June and July 2020 we sought your comments on the State Sports Park Structure Plan (the first stage of the Master Plan), and also suggestions for the kinds of activities that you thought desirable or needed at the Park.

Roadside banners, letter box drops, email and social media avenues were used to promote the consultation to residents, interested individuals and sports/recreation-related groups.

This resulted in:

  • nearly 5000 visits to the YourSAy website
  • 185 downloads of the Structure Plan
  • 134 votes for particular activities
  • 183 comments and suggestions
  • 15 lengthy email submissions

How has this influenced the draft Master Plan?

Some of the key consultation outcomes included were:

  • increased environmental and revegetation opportunities, and the integration of a cycling criterium track in Foresters Forest
  • improved accessibility from surrounding communities and safety aspects
  • active recreation opportunities, including those for younger and older users
  • inclusion of specific sports such as cricket, gridiron, archery and orienteering
  • opportunities for larger indoor centres and cafes in the Sports Park Village and other mixed use areas
  • preservation of viewpoints and vegetated buffer areas
  • stormwater harvesting and re-use.

Read the draft State Sports Park Master Plan 2021, the Executive Summary and Get involved.

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    Get involved

    We are seeking for your final comment on the draft State Sports Park Master Plan 2021 prior to adding in a 5-10 year Implementation Plan.

    Help us develop the State Sports Park at Gepps Cross into a world-class facility that can host sports from grassroots through to elite level. We want a park that is more accessible, welcoming, active with people, greener and better integrated.

    Read the draft State Sports Park Master Plan 2021, the Executive Summary and State Sports Park Overview.

    To have your say:

  • State Sports Park Overview

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    State Sports Park Overview

    The Overview shows precincts and envisaged infrastructure development at the State Sports Park.

    The Plan builds upon the national cycling activities at the Super-Drome with a new Criterium Track and with links to an upgraded Cross Keys BMX track in Unity Park. The new ‘wind tunnel’ will be built on the velodrome’s southwest corner by mid-2022.

    Foresters Forest will be well-managed and walking, picnicking and nature play and appreciation will be featured. Further revegetation of the Park will incorporate stormwater detention basins and green corridors.

    The State Hockey Centre will be revitalised and considered for other uses such as rugby and lacrosse, and share its facilities with a new Archery Hub.

    The Sports Park Village will form a bustling active heart, with mixed-use activities that support sports and recreation activities. The Bikeway will become a cycling lane on the new road in from Grand Junction Road, be re-routed through the Village, and continue through to Mawson Lakes.

    A new Community Recreation Precinct will allow multiple sports to be played on flexible fields and courts, alongside picnic, play and event spaces. Views to the plains and coast are important from this precinct.

    The new State Centre of Football (soccer) is currently being built adjacent the Croatian Sports Centre. The new road in from Briens Road will also provide access to the new Girls Campus at Roma Mitchell Secondary College, also being built in 2021. The school will share car parking, sports and café facilities provided by the Football Centre.

    Stormwater runoff will be diverted to Unity Ponds for re-use on the main pitch, and Unity Park will extend to meet the Centre’s 5-aside pitches. Two other mixed-use areas are shown.

    For more information, see the draft State Sports Park Master Plan 2021 and the Executive Summary.