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MEDIA RELEASE - Council endorses Alexandra Park Master Plan

27 February 2019

A vision for Alexandra Park has been set following the endorsement of a key strategic document for the popular recreation venue.

The draft Alexandra Master Plan was endorsed at last night’s Ordinary Council Meeting, with councillors voting to invest in providing a safe and multipurpose facility for broad community enjoyment.

The Master Plan will ensure development of the facilities support the vision for increasing participation, as well as meeting current and future needs at Alexandra Park.

Glenelg Shire Mayor Cr Anita Rank said the Master Plan would help to attract government funding to support a major redevelopment of the busy sporting precinct.

“Alexandra Park is a key multipurpose venue for the community, home to football, netball, cricket and BMX clubs,” she said.

“The Master Plan will seek to address the key priorities of the venue’s user groups, as well encouraging informal community usage.

“Stage one of the Master Plan will see the development of new netball courts, relocation of the crickets nets and a realignment of the access road to the facility. Stage two components include a new shared use clubroom and change room facility, a new car park and an oval lighting upgrade.”

As part of the Master Plan, activities of the Portland Greyhound Club located at Alexandra Park will cease operations by 31 March.

“The cessation of greyhound training activities has been identified as a matter of priority in the Master Plan due to safety reasons,” said Cr Rank.

“Extensive consultation has been undertaken to ensure the onward development of all individual clubs and user groups to achieve their goals and council will continue to support the Portland Greyhound Club in finding a more suitable location.

“Overall, the Master Plan provides council with a robust set of priorities and direction for the provision of facilities, services and funding programs at Alexandra Park, as well as ensuring broad community use.

“We will now pursue external funding opportunities to implement this important document.”

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