Council has prepared a draft master plan for the Burpengary Regional Sports Park (RSP) site. The draft master plan for the site has been developed based on the demand model for the sports network. The draft master plan aims to integrate the proposed sporting fields and supporting infrastructure into the existing fabric of native vegetation and waterway corridors.
The RSP site, including the existing Caboolture Regional Aquatic Centre, comprises approximately 80 hectares of open space situated adjacent to the Bruce Highway and Morayfield Road at Burpengary. The map provided below indicates the location of the site.
The RSP site has been identified as a strategically important regional facility for the Moreton Bay region. Moreton Bay Regional Council is currently undertaking a master plan study to guide future development of the site. The master plan will provide a coherent long-term vision that takes into account the sport and recreation requirements of the broader community, while contributing to environmental sustainability, local cultural and economic development.
What is a master plan?
Master planning is a strategic process that develops an overall concept design layout for an area. The process considers the current and long term future needs of the community to develop a plan that informs the design of facilities, infrastructure and areas, to best meet the identified environmental, social and economic needs as the region develops.
Why master plan?
The master planning process will protect, preserve and promote the existing and future development of the RSP site. Through an inclusive master planning process, Council will deliver facilities that meet the demands of our community's growing population over time. The master plan will be a strategic tool to guide the long-term development of sport and recreation facilities within Burpengary and the Moreton Bay region.
The Project: Burpengary Regional Sports Park draft master plan
A draft master plan for the RSP site has been completed and is now available for public feedback. The draft master plan has been developed to achieve an environmentally sustainable facility, which maximises community use of the site for multiple purposes.
The proposed development has been divided into eight precincts. These precincts include:
1. AFL Stage 1
- Construction of the AFL Stage 1 development is under way and is expected to be completed by January 2013
2. AFL Stage 2
- Stage 2 includes expansion of AFL facilities to provide an additional senior field OR a youth and junior field combination plus additional car parks, pedestrian pathways and revegetation works.
- The hockey/multi-use precinct includes three (3) fields, access road and car parking, bus set-down area, pedestrian pathways, landscaping, stormwater harvesting and clubhouse facility.
- The soccer/multi-use precinct includes six (6) fields, access road and car parking, bus set-down area, pedestrian pathways, landscaping, stormwater harvesting and clubhouse facility.
5. Existing Burpengary Aquatic Centre
6. Future Investigation
- This portion of the site has been identified as future investigation. It is yet to be determined how this area will be developed.
7. Future Active Recreation
- This portion of the site has been identified as future active recreation. It is yet to be determined exactly what type of active recreation could take place in this precinct.
8. Passive Recreation
- The passive recreation area will include infrastructure to support informal recreation activities. Facilities being considered for this precinct includes playground and picnic facilities, open space kick-about area, half basketball court and connecting pathways.
There are a number of environmental considerations including:
- Vegetation buffers along the waterway corridors and along the perimeter of the site.
- The wallum froglet, which is listed as Vulnerable under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 has been detected on site. Council is conscious of the need to manage the impacts to the wallum froglet as the site is progressively developed. To rehabilitate wallum froglet habitat, an area in the southern portion of the site has been identified as an appropriate rehabilitation zone. This zone has been set aside for the long-term protection of the species
Implementation of the draft master plan
The draft master plan will be implemented by Council in stages. It is important to note that prioritisation of development has not been finalised and the proposed precincts will not necessary be developed in the order listed on the plan. Prioritisation of development will be based on user demand and the availability of funding.
Have Your Say
Consultations have closed. The closing date for comments was Thursday, 5 July 2012.
Where to from here
Council is committed to engaging the community in the development of our parks and your participation in this planning process is highly valued. Your feedback will help Council achieve the best outcome for the Burpengary Regional Sports Park project.