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What is a Recreation Master Plan and why do we need one for Figtree Oval?
A Recreation Master Plan encompasses the community’s future vision for Figtree Oval and recreational space into a concept design.
Community feedback received as part of the Figtree Town Centre Study in 2013 highlighted the importance of Figtree Oval. The study recommended that a Recreational Master Plan be established for Figtree Oval, with a focus on revitalising the area as a recreational hub.
Figtree Oval is part of an important network of recreational spaces for the local community. The draft Recreation Master Plan for Figtree Oval will encompass the area shown in the map in the Document Library.
Figtree Oval has two playing fields, currently used for cricket (playing field one has a turf wicket) and AFL. The site also has two tennis courts, cricket training facilities, children's playground equipment, public amenities, a grandstand, car parking, a baby health centre and a community hall. Other recreational uses in the space include soccer, rugby league, rugby union, jogging and dog walking.
Who will make the final decisions and how will the Plan be implemented?
To develop the draft Plan, Council will review community feedback and take into consideration community safety and security, costing of the options and design factors.
Once a draft Recreation Master Plan is developed, it will be placed on exhibition and the community will have the opportunity to provide further comments.
Council will review the comments on the draft Plan before developing and adopting a final Figtree Oval Recreation Master Plan.
Once Council adopts a final Plan, funding allocations can be considered in Council’s annual planning process. This may involve staged implementation of the Plan over a 10 year period according to available budget. If the budget is not available, some aspects of the envisioned plan may not be implemented.
Updates on the Plan will be provided on Council’s website.
Wollongong City Council would like to show their respect and acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Dharawal Country, Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.