What is a Master Plan?

    A Master Plan provides an agreed future direction for Council and the community about the best way to develop a site. It considers the current and future uses, condition of facilities and social, environmental and economic factors. A Master Plan is not a commitment of funding to undertake immediate works.

    Why are we developing a Master Plan for King George V Oval?

    The King George V Oval precinct is a large space that includes a senior cricket oval with turf wicket, basketball court, football field, playground and the large open space on top of the hill with amazing views and the off-leash dog area. Once adopted, this Master Plan will guide future use of this area as a recreational, sporting and green space for the local community and visitors. 

    In 2018, Council worked with the Port Kembla community to develop the Port Kembla 2505 Revitalisation Plan. Action 6.5 of that Plan states that Council will undertake the King George V Master Plan design. 

    Is there a draft Master Plan?

    No, there isn’t a draft Master Plan. The feedback provided through this engagement will help us develop the first draft of the Master Plan.

    What could be included in a Master Plan?

    King George V Oval is a significant open space in Port Kembla as it provides opportunity for sport and recreation as well as being an important green space. 

    Your ideas for King George V Oval could include;

    • Ideas to share culture and history
    • Ideas for amenities, access and connections
    • Ideas for greening and shade
    • Ideas for sport and recreation
    • Ideas for children, young people and families
    • Ideas for improving safety
    • Ideas for other things

    Who can give feedback?

    We are inviting all community members and groups from the local area to provide feedback; groups that regularly use the space, young people, families and residents. King George V Oval sits between Hill 60 and Coomaditchie Lagoon and has strong Aboriginal cultural heritage. We will be inviting Traditional Custodian groups and Aboriginal community members to share their ideas for the space.

    How can I join the conversation?

    Our preferred way for people to provide feedback is through this engagement website or by attending an information session. 

    • Provide feedback through the online feedback form and interactive map.
    • Info session (booking required): 
    • Monday 19 October at Our Community Project Port Kembla from 12-2pm.
    • Saturday 24 October at Our Community Project Port Kembla from 11am-1pm.

    These are not drop-in sessions. You will need to book your 20-minute session by emailing C&CSAdmin@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or phone. This is to ensure we can remain Covid safe. Thank you for your understanding. 

    What happens next?

    After the engagement period ends an engagement report will be written that outlines the ideas and feedback from the community. The information provided in this report will help us develop the draft Master Plan. The draft Master Plan will go on public exhibition early 2021.