Brelsford plan to get go ahead

TOMORROW evening's Council meeting is expected to see the proposed redevelopment of Brelsford Park given the green light.

A report to council outlining a summary of submissions made during the exhibition of the draft Master Plan for Brelsford Park responds to the concerns raised recommending that little change be made to the original Master Plan as most of the issues raised by the community have or are able to be addressed

In good news for members of the tennis club at Brelsford Park, one of the changes recommended to the plan is for an extra court to be added to the additional plan after more than 60 per cent of the submissions made to Council were regarding the number of tennis courts originally planned.

If the recommendations in the report made by GeoLink receive the expected Council approval tomorrow, final design work on Stage 1 will begin almost immediately.

Costs for Stage 1 of the redevelopment which includes work on the Parkland and Bushland areas, Adventure Playground, Plaza and Pathway have been estimated at $2.668 million.

Funding to the tune of $1.068 million from the Federal Government's Regional and Local Community Infrastructure grant will help allay a large percentage of the expenditure. A condition of receiving the money from Canberra is for the money to be spent by September.

It has been recommended that work on Stage 2 of the project which includes the demolition of the grandstand, reconstruction of playing field and tennis area as well as the installation of new amenities be undertaken when funds become available.

The estimated $3.232 milion required for this stage is currently the subject of another Regional and Local Community Infrastructure grant application.



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