Councillor Don Palmer Providing Local Leadership & Working for You

Council last night moved one step closer to adopting the Goodwood Oval and Millswood Sporting Complex Improvement Plan.


We endorsed in principle a Staged Implementation Plan for the Goodwood Oval and Millswood Sporting Complex Improvement Plan. Council administration presented a comprehensive plan for the precincts . This was based on the work of our consultants in piecing together the information we received from the various interest groups last year, clubs and residents alike.

This included endorsing the preparation of detailed designs to support the future facility upgrade requirements for Millswood Bowling Club and Millswood Croquet Club proceed. Doing this places us in a better position to achieve grant funding if ever it becomes available. It also included approving our Administration continue an advocacy role in supporting Forestville Hockey Club to relocate to a suitable site with a new synthetic hockey pitch.

This is an outline of the Community Engagement Plan proposed.

Milestone                                                                                       Timeframe
CE Plan Signed Off Scoping & Sign off                                April 2015
STAGE 1 Plan                                                                                   April 2015
STAGE 2 Prepare & Promote                                                   April/May 2015
STAGE 3: Inform                                                                          May 2015
STAGE 4: Report                                                                           May/June 2015
Prepare Engagement Report                                                    June 2015

Provide to Elected Members via memo                               July 2015

Project information, documentation and re-ports available for community reference.
July 2015

The Plan recognises that work of the scale envisaged will be only possible over and extended period with individual projects being prioritized. This is a detailed plan to complex to reproduce here so, if you are interested as I am sure many of you are, I suggest you go to Council’s web site for this information.

You will see an extensive list of achievable projects that can be undertaken in the next 2 to 5 years, with a list of larger projects that would in the main require some grant funding over the 6 to 9 year period. It includes also a list of projects we would expect we could not undertake for over 10 years from now.