Future plan for Central Park

By Ashlea Witoslawski

A draft of the Central Park Master Plan will be released for public exhibition and comment, giving the community a chance to have its say on future upgrades.

The Central Park Recreation Reserve is located near the townships of Shepparton East and Orrvale.

The draft master plan identifies the redevelopment of two netball courts as the highest priority, which is already under way through the state government’s Country Football and Netball Program and set for completion by June 2019.

With an aim of improving the condition and functionality of the reserve, other key priorities include a redesign of the reserve entrance, the possibility of a short to medium term lease of Scout hall facilities for the netball clubs to use as change rooms and investigating issues with the cricket pitch area to resolve flooding issues.

This cricket pitch investigation may lead to the inclusion of building up a wicket area or a full wicket upgrade.

At the May ordinary council meeting, Cr Chris Hazelman said it was great to see the works already taking place on the netball courts.

He also said he was looking forward to input on the plan from the community.

‘‘I hope we get a significant amount of submissions to refine it further,’’ he said.

The draft master plan will be open for public exhibition and comment until June 19.

Community members can look at the Draft Central Park Master Plan at the Greater Shepparton City Council website