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Town of Port Hedland invites residents to shape community’s leisure future

Town of Port Hedland invites residents to shape community’s leisure future
February 14, 2019

Hedland residents are being encouraged to have their say on the scope of three masterplans which are currently under development, shaping the Western Australian community’s future lifestyle.

Masterplans for a South Hedland Integrated Sports Complex incorporating Wanangkura Stadium, a renewed JD Hardie Youth Centre and McGregor Street Sports Precinct incorporating the Turf Club track are all in the works.

Town Officers are now working with architects to develop these plans, first and foremost informed by the views of community stakeholders and residents.

Port Hedland Mayor Camilo Blanco is calling on residents to participate in the survey, particularly in the project’s early stages, advising “community organisations, sporting groups and residents all have a stake in how sporting and leisure services are delivered in their town.

“Perhaps you’ve noticed ways the current facilities are not addressing your club’s needs, or untapped potential which masterplans can uncover.

“Major redevelopments of this scale need to address the wants and needs of the people they serve, reflecting the practicalities of everyday use.

“Once we analyse the surveys, we’ll be able to plan how to balance community need with responsible financial management.

“We don’t want these plans developing in isolation from community input, so have your say now.”

The Council is also undertaking the renovation of five of its sports fields to ensure that the overall health and quality of the turf is maintained and prevent degeneration.

The renovations will be completed in two stages: the first during this month, with the second scheduled for November.

The renovations will include verti-moving, the process of removing excessive thatch which collects near the lawns’ surface.

Verti-draining will also be undertaken, the process of alleviating water logging to promote healthy turf growth.

Works are being undertake at Marie Marland Oval (baseball end); Kevin Scott Oval (Wanangkura Stadium); Colin Matheson Oval; McGregor Street Oval and the Turf club (track)

All works have been planned to minimise disturbance to local sporting and community groups which utilise the ovals.

Click here to complete the precinct masterplan surveys before Friday 22nd February 2019.

Images: The Kevin Scott Oval at Wanangkura Stadium (open) and Colin Matheson Oval (below).

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