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Ostrich Farms sports fields – concept options

Closed for feedback

Submissions reviewed

About Ostrich Farms sports fields – concept options

This consultation closed on 2 August 2019. Thank you for having your say.

We received 16 submissions about the proposal to add sports fields at Ostrich Farms.

Key feedback themes

Natural environment

Respondents pointed out it was important to protect the existing ecology and habitat of the site.

They were looking forward to using the site for walking, general exercise and enjoying nature.

Pedestrian movement

It was anticipated that shared recreational paths that provide connections to the community, sports facilities and natural areas would be well-used.

Free and easy pedestrian movement was an important concern across the site.

Community facilities

A range of formal sporting facilities were requested but people also wanted an equal focus on informal spaces that provide recreational amenities.

Changes made as a result of feedback

As a result of the feedback we:

  • eliminated Option 1 as it had the strongest impact on the natural setting of the site
  • combined Option 2 and 3
  • refined the concept by expanding the planted areas of the site, adding more tracks and pathways, and reserving space for future facilities.

No formal decision has been made yet.

The concept plan has been revised based on feedback and it was presented to the local board during a workshop.

A copy of the revised plan will be available on the website in early 2020.

Next steps

We will seek formal approval at the next appropriate business meeting.