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Planning and Design

Planning and Design

Ross Reserve Master Plan

The Ross Reserve Master Plan was adopted by Council in August 2012, having commenced in November 2010. The Ross Reserve Master Plan establishes the long term vision and direction for this district park in Noble Park. The master plan maximises, improves and complements the Noble Park Aquatic Centre (NPAC) and balances and supports the sporting, recreational and community facilities and environmental benefits that the park provides.

Development of the plan

The final master plan for Ross Reserve was developed from the analysis of the park, the project brief and an extensive community and stakeholder consultation process undertaken at key milestones throughout the project and public exhibition of the draft final master plan for public comment in October / November 2011. 

The Master Plan synthesised the findings and outcomes of the stakeholders, user groups, wider community, Council officer and Councillor views, a site analysis of the park, existing building audit, existing sport, passive recreation and community uses and its strategic role, to name a few.   


Themes

The Ross Reserve Master Plan has been developed to balance five key themes:

  • asset improvement
  • sports development
  • informal use development
  • environmental management 
  • community development

The Master Plan has been designed around a precinct plan which provides a clear direction on how the proposed land uses, infrastructure, movement and access objectives, built form and environmental initiatives can be developed and implemented to support and balance existing and future park infrastructure and park improvements. 


Implementation

The potential staging and implementation of the master plan will be developed and guided by the master plan’s implementation strategy, which identifies short, medium and longer term projects.  The implementation strategy outlines indicative costs to guide the capital infrastructure project works.  These costs would be in accordance with the overall long term budget for the future improvement and development of Ross Reserve.  The implementation of the master plan will be subject to the support and funding of capital works bids and opportunities for external funding.  

In 2012/13 financial year Council commenced the design and documentation of the youth precinct and urban plaza. This incorporates a skate park that is integrated into and balanced with other active and passive recreational and community uses.  Extensive consultation with the skating community, youth and broader local community has occurred in the development of this project.  Capital funding has been allocated for the 2013/14 financial year to implement stage one of this new urban park.


Download the Ross Reserve Master Plan