Goodwood Oval & Millswood Sporting Complex back on the agenda

A staged implementation plan for Goodwood Oval and Millswood Sporting Complex in accordance with the resolution of Council on August 2014 I expect to be presented to Council at this months full council meeting.


This report should outline the approach for further community engagement, detailed design, priority projects and funding options.

The consultants for the project have taken on board what we heard during the public consultation last year. Their report will be their response to all the information garnered during the consultation.

It remains to be seen what they recommend but I am hopeful there are a number of initiatives that we can take on that will not impact significantly on our budget. This plan has been in the pipeline now since 2006 and I believe it is time we actually get to the point sooner rather than later of actually achieving something on the ground.

There are some little ticket items that I believe we can reasonable undertake. Bigger ticket times will always have to wait on Government funding. These need to be designed and costed so they are ready for implementation of funding becomes available.

Whatever is proposed will be taken back out to the public for their information and edification.



Wind breaks to change

Residents in Chelmsford Avenue, Argyle Street and Faifax Avenue “Wilson” be glad to hear the wind has changed around the tennis courts at the Goodwood Oval complex.

During the next school holidays the Goodwood Saints Tennis Club juniors will be pulling down the offensive large letter “Wilson” shadecloth windbreaks are erecting new more subtle windbreaks. Subtle in as much as the Wilson trademark will less conspicuous.

The Tennis Club advised the Goodwood Oval Reference group tonight that Wilson had come to the party in their 100th year with the new shade sales.