The City of Greater Geelong is inviting the community and stakeholders to help set a new vision for the Portarlington Recreation Reserve through a new Master Plan.
The current plan for the reserve was developed on 2011 and changes over the last 10 years have highlighted a need to review and refresh the vision for the reserve. Local community groups have advocated for the review with support and funding for the project provided by the Victorian State Government.
The scope of the plan will cover:
- Cultural and environmental values
- Landscape and amenity
- Sporting infrastructure requirements
- The needs of tenant clubs and groups
- Trail and access linkages
Stage 2 engagement now closed. The project team are now analysing feedback to define the issues and opportunities for the reserve as part of stage 3. Stay tuned for further updates.
The plan is due for completion in early 2021
The Portarlington Recreation Reserve:
The Portarlington Recreation Reserve is land within the Traditional Lands of the Wadawurrung People who have lived and used the land for tens of thousands of years. The Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation is the current Registered Aboriginal Party recognised for this land.
The 38 hectare crown land allotment is reserved for recreation and public purposes. It is currently zoned as a Public Park and Recreation Zone (PPRZ) under the Geelong Planning Scheme. The reserve is an important area of public open space in Portarlington servicing both the local community and tourists during peak season and is now managed by the City of Greater Geelong as the committee of management.
Stage 2 - Your ideas
Project Reference Group
A Project Reference Group (PRG) has been established from clubs and community organisations that reside or use the Portarlington Recreation Reserve. The PRG will be invited to provide specific advice to the project team about their needs throughout the project.
The Project Reference Group will:
- Provide stakeholders with the opportunity to have input on the development of the Portarlington Recreation Reserve Master Plan.
- To provide a consultative opportunity for the local community.
- To make use of stakeholder and community expertise, knowledge and skills.
- To consider and provide advice on issues referred to them by the Project Working Group.
The groups involved in the PRG include: