The Clunes Open Space Masterplans Project aims to set the long-term vision and development priorities through developing draft masterplans for:
- Clunes Recreation Reserve (Bull Milgate Reserve)
- Pioneer Park
- Queens Park
The development of the draft masterplans to date, has sought to identify and address gaps in infrastructure requirements; improve accessibility and safety environments; increase participation, visitation and reserve connection opportunities for the local community.
Queens Park and Pioneer Park draft masterplans
The proposed recommended actions of the Queens Park draft masterplan and Pioneer Park draft masterplan are to be implemented in a staged approach, subject to funding.
Council does not have money allocated in the current budget, nor set aside in the Long-Term Financial Plan for the implementation of these recommendations. Any future works would need to be considered with other Council priorities and expenditure.
Read the draft Masterplan for Queens Park
Read the draft Masterplan for Pioneer Park
Have your say
Click on the button below to complete a survey on the draft masterplans for Queens Park and Pioneer Park.
Community pop-in session
We will hold a pop-in session in Clunes for you to discuss the draft Queens Park and Pioneer Park masterplans with our Sport and Active Recreation Team. Everyone is welcome to attend. Come along and provide feedback on the draft masterplans and hear about the themes that we heard through the initial consultation. You can also talk to the team about the Clunes Recreation Provision Feasibility Project Advisory Group, with Expression of Interest forms available on the day.
When: Saturday 9 September
Time: 10am to 12pm
Where: Ulumbarra Room, The Warehouse - Clunes.
Project Advisory Group
Council hosted an Expression of Interest process to attract a diverse mix of the Clunes community to form a Clunes Recreation Provision Feasibility Project Advisory Group (PAG).
Members will work with us and provide advice on further developing the work already undertaken on the draft Clunes Recreation Reserve (Bull Milgate Reserve) Masterplan. This includes the possible consolidation of sports and active recreation provision to a new (greenfield) site.
The purpose of the Clunes Recreation Provision Feasibility Project Advisory Group is to:
- Further investigate and consider the feasibility of the future sport and active recreation provision in Clunes.
- Determine how might we provide quality infrastructure that promotes community connection and active participation in Clunes.
We have more information shortly on the PAG membership.
Queens and Pioneer Park - draft masterplans
- Following public exhibition, feedback will inform the masterplans and final report.
- Council will consider the masterplans for adoption.
Clunes Recreation Reserve draft masterplan
Once established, the Clunes Recreation Provision Feasibility Project Advisory Group will work with officers over the next 12 months to undertake further planning on the future provision of sport and active recreation in Clunes.
The draft masterplans have been informed by the following document:
- Recreation & Open Space Strategy 2016 – 2021
- Walking and Cycling Strategy 2011 Part 1
- Walking and Cycling Strategy 2011 Part 2
- Active Women & Girls Strategy
- PlaySpace Strategy 2020-2030
- Hepburn Heritage Strategy 202-2030
- Fertile ground: Hepburn Shire Economic Development Strategy 2016-2021
- Hepburn Shire Council Youth Strategy 2016-2021
- Hepburn Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2017 – 2021
There are also several sport specific strategies/ guidelines that are relevant to the development of the Clunes Recreation Reserve (Bull Milgate Reserve) Masterplan.
- Victorian Cricket Infrastructure Strategy 2018-2028
- AFL Goldfields Strategy 2017
- AFL Victoria ‘Growing the Heartland’ Football Facilities Development Strategy 2014-2020
- AFL Preferred Facility Guidelines
- Netball Victoria Statewide Facilities Strategy 2019-2022
- Netball Australia’s National Facilities Policy