02 Sep 2015
As part of our advocacy work for major projects that support the revitalisation of the Ballarat CBD and adjoining precincts, we have made representation to local Government and various stakeholder groups in the development of the Victoria Park Master Plan (VPMP).
We now invite all interested Committee for Ballarat members to participate in the on-line survey form circulated by the City of Ballarat.
Consultation is now open and your feedback, via the online survey, is invited until Monday 14th September. Community feedback is critical to ensure that Council receive a broad community response to the key directions and recommendations within the Preliminary Draft, prior to developing the Final Draft of the Master Plan .
The survey consists of nine key questions and should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. Please consider forwarding this email to others that you think may also be interested in contributing to the Master Plan for Victoria Park.
It is important that we place some further context for you around the VPMP as it forms an integral part of the recently published Ballarat Planning Strategy (today, tomorrow, together). The relocation of the Saleyards to Miners Rest and the subsequent relocation of the Ballarat Agricultural & Pastoral Society (BAPS) to drive major events and social amenities is a key catalysts in activating the South West corner of the Victoria Park and realising the opportunities created at the Major Sports & Entertainment Precinct and North Ballarat.
The South West corner development at Vic Park includes opportunities to stage major outdoor events, utilises the existing hard stand area following the relocation of the sale yards and linkages for increased use and activity in the equestrian grounds.
Committee has been supportive of council and the BAPS in its endeavours to not only activate an area of Vic Park which enhances not only our lifestyle and liveability through Vic Park activation, but preserves the rich flora, fauna and cultural heritage of the park for future generations to enjoy.