Gipps Street Recreation Precinct

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Consultation now open for Gipps Street Recreation Precinct

The proposed recreation precinct is located on Gipps Street, Claremont Meadows. A number of priorities have been identified for the site that include maximising the opportunities for active and passive recreation, enhancing the ecology of the site by creating opportunities for habitat and vegetation communities, and providing a diversity of experiences to meet the current and future needs of the community.

The location of the site in such close proximity to South Creek offers opportunities for integration with a riparian environment and connection into potential future recreation opportunities of the South Creek Corridor.

Previously a landfill location, remediation of the site has been undertaken since decommissioning with the aim of developing it into a recreation and open space destination for the community. Site remediation works were completed in 2019 and a validation report in line with EPA requirements has been completed with final sign off to be overseen by an independent site auditor. These processes have been implemented to ensure that the proposed infrastructure identified in the Gipps Street Recreation Precinct Masterplan is achievable at the site.

Through careful consideration and assessment of the opportunities and constraints of the site, the Masterplan aims to provide the following proposed infrastructure to meet the community’s needs into the future:

  • Multiple Sports Fields
  • Amenity Building and Public Toilets
  • Play, Water Play & Nature
  • Youth Precinct (e.g. Skate, Scooter) & Pump Track
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Multi-sport Courts
  • Informal Kickabout Space
  • Walking & Cycling Tracks
  • Small & Large Dog Off Leash Areas
  • BBQ’s and Shaded Picnic Areas
  • Tree Canopy and Shade Cover
  • Boardwalk and Environmental Education Areas
  • Biodiversity Planting and Ecological Habitat Creation
  • Café/Kiosk

A copy of the proposed Masterplan and detailed Landscape Report can be viewed via the document library

Council is seeking feedback from the community and sports groups regarding the proposed Gipps Street Recreation Precinct Masterplan.

Community Engagement

The Masterplan should be viewed as the first step towards the development of the site. The community and sporting groups will be continually informed of updates specific to Gipps Street Recreation Precinct as it progresses through the various project stages.

Due to Government directives and restrictions on gatherings while adhering to social distancing following the COVID-19 pandemic, Council is currently unable to conduct face to face community engagement. We would encourage the community to participate and provide feedback through this online platform.

How to have your say

Complete the online survey for Gipps Street Recreation Precinct now open until 8 June 2020

Don’t forget to look at the images proposed for the Precinct

Environmental Statement:The site has been assessed in line with the Environment Protection Authorities requirements. Council has engaged an independent site auditor to ensure that the site has been remediated appropriately and that it is safe for the community to use.



Consultation now open for Gipps Street Recreation Precinct

The proposed recreation precinct is located on Gipps Street, Claremont Meadows. A number of priorities have been identified for the site that include maximising the opportunities for active and passive recreation, enhancing the ecology of the site by creating opportunities for habitat and vegetation communities, and providing a diversity of experiences to meet the current and future needs of the community.

The location of the site in such close proximity to South Creek offers opportunities for integration with a riparian environment and connection into potential future recreation opportunities of the South Creek Corridor.

Previously a landfill location, remediation of the site has been undertaken since decommissioning with the aim of developing it into a recreation and open space destination for the community. Site remediation works were completed in 2019 and a validation report in line with EPA requirements has been completed with final sign off to be overseen by an independent site auditor. These processes have been implemented to ensure that the proposed infrastructure identified in the Gipps Street Recreation Precinct Masterplan is achievable at the site.

Through careful consideration and assessment of the opportunities and constraints of the site, the Masterplan aims to provide the following proposed infrastructure to meet the community’s needs into the future:

  • Multiple Sports Fields
  • Amenity Building and Public Toilets
  • Play, Water Play & Nature
  • Youth Precinct (e.g. Skate, Scooter) & Pump Track
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Multi-sport Courts
  • Informal Kickabout Space
  • Walking & Cycling Tracks
  • Small & Large Dog Off Leash Areas
  • BBQ’s and Shaded Picnic Areas
  • Tree Canopy and Shade Cover
  • Boardwalk and Environmental Education Areas
  • Biodiversity Planting and Ecological Habitat Creation
  • Café/Kiosk

A copy of the proposed Masterplan and detailed Landscape Report can be viewed via the document library

Council is seeking feedback from the community and sports groups regarding the proposed Gipps Street Recreation Precinct Masterplan.

Community Engagement

The Masterplan should be viewed as the first step towards the development of the site. The community and sporting groups will be continually informed of updates specific to Gipps Street Recreation Precinct as it progresses through the various project stages.

Due to Government directives and restrictions on gatherings while adhering to social distancing following the COVID-19 pandemic, Council is currently unable to conduct face to face community engagement. We would encourage the community to participate and provide feedback through this online platform.

How to have your say

Complete the online survey for Gipps Street Recreation Precinct now open until 8 June 2020

Don’t forget to look at the images proposed for the Precinct

Environmental Statement:The site has been assessed in line with the Environment Protection Authorities requirements. Council has engaged an independent site auditor to ensure that the site has been remediated appropriately and that it is safe for the community to use.