Queenscliff Sport and Recreation Precinct update

Friday, 27 April 2018

At the Ordinary Meeting held on Thursday 26 April, Council considered a report on the positive progress, revised scheduling and challenges associated with the implementation of the Queenscliff Sport and Recreation Precinct Project upgrade.

Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor Cr Susan Salter confirmed that Council officers delivered a highly instructive report on the work achieved to date and those project activities that are yet to take place.

With the Queenscliff Sport and Recreation Precinct project, Council has taken the kernel of an idea, developed a proposal that has secured a substantial state government funding commitment, and, in response to community feedback and ideas, developed an amazing community sport and recreation project that is in the final stages of implementation and delivery.

Council has been mindful of heritage, environmental and neighbourhood factors throughout the project.

Council has shaped and enhanced the final scope of this project, after listening to community feedback, and holding regular meetings over the last 18 months with community sports representatives, delegated Councillors and Council officers. Local sports club representatives and Netball Victoria signed off on the netball game day facility plan in late March this year.

“Importantly, Council has achieved all of this within its budgetary capacity, without compromising its financial position, and without calling on additional funding from ratepayers,” Cr Salter said.

All decisions relating to the projects have been informed by formal reports from Council officers to Council, and we have transparently determined the final direction and investment.

“We are very proud of the way we have managed this project,” Cr Salter said.