Council to develop Swan Hill Showgrounds Masterplan

Published on 05 June 2024

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Swan Hill Rural City Council is excited to announce that they are developing an updated comprehensive Masterplan for the Swan Hill Showgrounds Sport and Recreation Precinct. Fundamental to the success of the masterplan is community input.

Council’s Mayor, Cr Stuart King said the development of a masterplan aimed to identify and address opportunities, challenges, and limitations of the precinct and would guide the facilities potential development in the next 20 years and beyond.

“This is an exciting initiative for the Swan Hill’s Showgrounds Sport and Recreation Precinct, as one of the municipalities’ premier sport and recreation facilities.

“The precinct currently boasts a wide range of amenities, including two grass ovals with turf cricket pitches, eight netball hardcourts, cricket nets, the Swan Hill Aquatic and Recreation Centre, the CFA competition track, a grandstand with seating, sports and show pavilions/clubrooms, switchboard rooms, storage sheds, and scoreboards.

“Various user groups currently call the precinct “home”, and we are aware of their diverse needs and usage frequencies.

"Many of the facilities and assets on the precinct are aging. The masterplan is a strategic plan to ensure as these assets are replaced or upgraded (at a significant cost) that the long-term usage and needs of this precinct have been considered and planned.  Our overall aim is to significantly enhance and improve this precinct in the future” Cr King said.

Cr King said the development of a Masterplan would provide Council with a clear direction for the future of the entire precinct, aligning with community expectations, while remaining realistic and achievable.

“As with all major projects, we value the input of the community and residents and invited to participate in an online survey to help shape the development of the masterplan. We also encourage young people to get involved because they are the future users of this precinct.

“This masterplan must reflect what our residents, user groups and future generations envisage for this area,” Cr King said.

Cr King said the online survey is now open, and Council would sincerely like to hear what our community thinks about this space and the actions they would like to see included in the masterplan.

“All survey responses are confidential and will be used solely for the purpose of this project,” Cr King said.

An online survey will be open until Sunday, 16 June 2024.

Complete the online survey

For more information, please contact Council on 5036 2333.