Stage 1 of the Fraser Coast Sport and Recreation Precinct at Nikenbah was opened in 2019 and provides facilities for Football, Netball and Oztag.
Council is currently undertaking a master plan for Stage 2 of the Precinct to provide a long term vision for the site and identify how it could look and function in the future. Council has engaged sport and recreation planning consultants, Otium Planning Group, to help develop the Master Plan.
When completed, the precinct will play an important role in catering for the sport and recreation needs of our existing and growing community ranging from formal, competitive sport to informal active and passive recreation.
Opportunities to Participate in Engagement
We want to make sure that the Stage 2 master plan reflects our community’s current needs and future aspirations. Community input is an important step in shaping the vision, principles and design direction for the Precinct into the future. It will help to ensure we are able to develop a sport and recreation precinct that our community is proud of.
The Stage 2 master planning will involve two rounds of engagement:
Round One will include existing and potential users of the precinct as well as a number of key community organisations and stakeholders.
Round Two will include the general community as well as the stakeholders consulted during round one.
There will be a number of ways you can have your say on the future of the precinct including:
Online chats/ discussion boards here (rounds 1 & 2)
Interviews and surveys of existing and potential user groups (rounds 1 & 2)
Interviews with key community and stakeholder organisations (rounds 1 & 2)
Community survey (round 2); and
Drop-in displays (round 2)
Further information on upcoming sessions will be posted on this page as they become available. The above information is provided as early information on future opportunities.
Want to know more?
The Fraser Coast Sport and Recreation Precinct is a 60Ha site located on the corner of Woods Road and Road 477, Nikenbah. The sports precinct is a multi-stage development that will cater for the sport and recreation needs of the Fraser Coast community now and into the future.
Stage 1 was opened on 16 February 2019 and includes:
Netball - eight (8) standard netball courts with acrylic non-slip court surfacing to Netball Australia specification, exceeding 200 lux lighting, and a club house facility;
Soccer - Two (2) premium playing surfaces and two (2) standard playing surfaces, FIFA standard, field lighting of over 200 lux and club house facility; and,
Oztag - Allocation of three (3) standard soccer fields providing six (6) standard oztag fields.
A Master Plan is a long term vision that guides how a park or sporting precinct can look and function in the future.
The Master Plan for the Fraser Coast Sport and Recreation Precinct will provide a framework for the future development of a regional sport and recreation hub that will meet the needs of the Fraser Coast community into the future. It will help guide future development to avoid ad hoc improvements and maximise community use and long term viability.
The Master Plan will consider:
The growing Fraser Coast population and increased sport and recreation demand in the region
Opportunities to increase the physical activity levels of the community
Avoiding unnecessary duplication of facilities
Complementing the current facilities and operations of the precinct
Expectations of Council, current and potential users and the Fraser Coast community
Current trends in sport and recreation facility planning
Site opportunities and constraints
Funding and resourcing of potential directions
Evidence and rationale to develop realistic and sustainable outcomes.
There are 5 key stages in development of the Master Plan:
Stage 1: Background research and site analysis
Stage 2: Community and stakeholder engagement to inform the vision, principles and design direction
Stage 3: Analysis and future potential directions
Stage 4: Draft concept plans & community engagement
Stage 5: Final Master Plan
The timing and development of the master plan will be subject to funding. Upon completion, the master plan will be considered for Council’s capital works program and prioritised in line with other Council activities and priorities. Ultimate implementation of the master plan will depend on availability of funding. Council will investigate a number of funding sources including other government agencies, grants and partnerships.
You can stay up to date with the project by registering your interest on Council’s Engagement Hub (Sport and Recreation Precinct Stage 2 Master Plan) project page.
There will be opportunities to contribute to online discussions on the Engagement Hub page.
All current and potential sport and recreation users of the precinct and key community stakeholders will be directly invited to provide input.
Additional public consultation will be undertaken on the future design direction later in the project.
If this is your first time using Council's Engagement Hub, to create an account - please click on the link: https://frasercoast.engagementhub.com.au/register
When prompted, create a username and password of your choice and provide a valid email address. To follow this project - once you have signed in click the "Follow Project" button at the top of this project page.
If you have already registered and wish to be included in project updates, please login and click the "Follow Project" button at the top of this project page.