What is a Master Plan?
A Master Plan is a long term vision that establishes a framework and key elements of how a park can be developed.
The following principles guide the development of a Master Plan:
- A 10-20 year vision to develop the site, subject to ongoing needs analysis and available funding;
- Current trends;
- Relevant information, site constraints and consultation with stakeholders; and
- A high level implementation plan with identified priorities for development and budget estimates.
Master Plans are regularly reviewed to ensure they remain relevant with current trends to meet the needs of the community.
What are the steps in developing a Master Plan?
Noting the principles that guide the development of a Master Plan, the appointed Consultant has undertaken six (6) key project Objectives as seen below to develop the plan:
- Project Appreciation;
- Site Analysis;
- Concept Planning;
- Confirmation of Planning;
- Community Engagement and Consultation; and
- Final Endorsement.
Currently the Cronulla Park Draft Master Plan is in Objective five (5) Community Consultation.
Why did Council decide to do a Master Plan for Cronulla Park?
Council as part of its Active Logan Strategy 2016 – 2028 has a priority to offer an increased diversity of open spaces and facilities for people to be active. A key action is the planning for active spaces to meet emerging needs. Council identified 5 sites to undertake Master Plans for:
- Lowe Oval, Underwood;
- Cronulla Park, Slacks Creek;
- Rosia Road Site, Park Ridge;
- Waterford West District Sports Park, Waterford; and
- Dauth Park, Beenleigh.
These Master Plan opportunities were funded as part of the 2016/2017 budget process.All sports Master Plans including those listed above are available for your review.
What is the Cronulla Park Site?
On 7 February 2017, Cronulla Park was transferred back to Council from the Queensland State Government to be a sports park. The Queensland Government also announced funding for a PCYC to be located on the site. The proposed Master Plan area is a former landfill and measures approximately 10.2 hectares.
An aerial image showcasing the Draft Concept Plan – Master Plan Area can be found in the ‘Document Library’.
What were the key considerations for Cronulla Park?
Cronulla Park has a number of factors that have been considered in the master planning process. These include, although not limited to:
- Access to the site is a challenge with two main roads bordering the site;
- Car parking needs to take into account each use proposed for the site;
- The challenges created by the former use of the site as landfill;
- Urban design and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles must be considered; and
- There are possible commercial exposure opportunities of the Kingston Road frontage.
How will the delivery of the Master Plan be funded?
A Master Plan is a long-term vision of how a site may be developed, subject to needs analysis and funding. Council will look at a variety of funding sources for development of the site, including other government agencies. Organisations or clubs that operate from the site may also seek funding from various sources to develop aspects of the Master Plan. As the Master Plan has been guided by community input, all development will be in line with the Master Plan’s vision.