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Council supports Tinana Sport and Recreation Reserve Master Development Plan

6 December, 2017

Fraser Coast Regional Council today (Wednesday, 6 December) approved in-principle support for the proposed Tinana Sport and Recreation Reserve Master Development Plan.

The plan was prepared by a working group which included members of the Tinana Football Club, Maryborough Amateur Athletics Club and Colts Hockey Club. 

The draft plan includes upgrading existing football fields and the Cran Street entrance as well as removing the existing cycle track. New facilities include an agility park, change rooms, indoor hockey/multipurpose sports facility and bus parking. 

Events and Recreation Portfolio Councillor Darren Everard said Council staff would work with the group to progress the development of the master plan.

“That will include wider consultation, identifying users needs, opportunities, constraints, staging, cost estimates and funding opportunities,” he said.

In 2006, following extensive community consultation, Maryborough City Council adopted the Maryborough Sport and Recreation Plan prepared by Ross Planning as the basis for future sport and recreation planning for the city. 

The plan was put on hold until the master plan was developed. 

Maryborough City Council then commissioned Ross Planning Pty to prepare the Tinana Recreation Reserve and Schultz Park Master Plan, which Council adopted on 24 July 2007. Since then, a number of the recommendations and actions from that plan have been implemented.

In 2016, members of the Tinana Football Club, Maryborough Amateur Athletics Club and Colts Hockey Club formed a focus group to develop a site layout plan based on their needs. 

Cr Everard said $20,000 was provided from the 2016/17 Councillor Discretionary Fund budget to assist with this project. 

The group commissioned Momentum Sport Recreation and Health Consultants and a site layout plan was presented to Council on 30 October 2017.

“At today’s meeting the group requested in-principle support from Council before finalising the Preliminary Report, which will accompany the site layout plan,” Cr Everard said.