Greater Shepparton City Council ‘‘noted’’ the Merrigum Recreation Reserve master plan at its February meeting last Tuesday.February 27, 2014 4:55am
Council’s Neighbourhood Planning co-ordinator said noting the Merrigum Recreation Reserve master plan would ensure the priorities of the Merrigum community, especially Merrigum Recreation Reserve, were considered.
The Merrigum Community Plan Revision was endorsed by Greater Shepparton City Council in December 2012.
A number of priorities were identified in the plan, one being ‘‘to upgrade facilities at the Recreation Reserve’’.
In order to update the facilities at the reserve, which is on Department of Environment and Primary Industries land, it was identified a master plan was required to guide the future development of the facility.
As part of the new Community Planning process an annual review was undertaken in October 2013; this review identified that the priority ‘‘to upgrade facilities at the Recreation Reserve’’ remains as a high priority to the Merrigum community.
As per council’s approved Community Planning processes, $15 977 from the Community Plan Implementation budget was allocated in March 2013 to fund the development of the master plan.
Since this time Community Vibe consultancy has been working with the Merrigum community and council departments to develop the master plan.
Under the plan, a number of high priorities have been identified in the plan and the Merrigum committees are seeking funding from all available grant opportunities.
The co-ordinator said 24 priorities had been identified within the masterplan, with nine deemed as a high priority.
‘‘Noting the Merrigum Recreation Reserve master plan has no financial implications on council,’’ the co-ordinator said.
‘‘The Recreation Reserve Committee and the Community Plan Steering Committee will continue to seek a variety of funding options.
‘‘If seeking funds through council, the Community Plan Committee will be required to complete expressions of interest as per Community Plan CEO directive for priority project/s identified within the master plan.
‘‘These projects will be subject to individual proposals and evaluation for inclusion in to council’s capital budget process.’’
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