Council Reveals New Plans for Sport and Recreation Precinct in Enoggera

Date of Publication:

2:00 pm

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Author:

Sandra Eaton

Media Type:

Online Publication

Media Outlet:

Wilston Grange News

Tags:

Plans, Council

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Summary:

The Enoggera Creek Sport and Recreation Precinct Plan, which will include sporting, recreation and community activities in Windsor, Wilston, and Newmarket, are now in the drafting and consultation stages.

Content:

The Enoggera Creek Sport and Recreation Precinct Plan, which will include sporting, recreation and community activities in Windsor, Wilston, and Newmarket, are now in the drafting and consultation stages.

According to the council’s new draft plan, the proposed precincts can be split into three separate sectors, each offering their own facilities and activities — some of which are completely new, and others which have been relocated from elsewhere.

The West Precinct
New developments brought about by the Enoggera Creek Sport and Recreation Precinct Plan will be concentrated in Spencer Park, McCook Park, and the Wilston Recreation Reserve in Mark St will now offer a dedicated football precinct with natural turf and synthetic fields, which increases capacity by over 30%.

Existing recreation space will also be doubled, and with increased capacity comes an increased ability to accommodate people, offering additional formalised car parking spaces and bus layover.

The Central Precinct
The Central Precinct, on the other hand, will focus on new developments in Finsbury and Langley Avenue Park. One of the primary changes includes the implementation of a new shared diamond precinct that relocates baseball facilities from Spencer Park and softball facilities from Downey Park and merging the two into a newer, larger, and more dedicated facility at Finsbury Park.

A clubhouse will be constructed within the precinct, as well as batting cages for baseball and softball which will allow users to train for their respective sports. Langley Avenue Park is set to receive a new central green open recreation space, complete with a playground area. Northey Street Park’s dog park has also been relocated here.

The East Precinct
Lastly, the East Precinct, constituted by Downey Park, Rasey Park, Victor Park, and Northey Street Park will offer two new synthetic hockey fields, creating approximately 610 ground-level car parking spaces. These fields will be established at Downey Park.

Cricket facilities from Finsbury Park will also be moved to Downey Park, and an all-new multi-purpose indoor sport and community centre will be created within the East Precinct as well. This centre includes a dedicated space for table tennis for recreational use and for practice.

The Enoggera Creek Sport and Recreation Precinct Plan also offers two dedicated recreation parks including Windsor Sports and Community Park and Northey Street Park. A hardcourt precinct created for netball will also be established, complete with a realigned road network for improved connectivity and to guarantee the safety of its patrons.

Council is inviting those keen on voicing their opinions of the proposed changes and additions brought about by the draft plan to fill out their survey.

Public consultation is also available through Council’s three scheduled information sessions, where those interested in the project can meet the project team, view the draft plan, and share their views.

Saturday, March 27 2021, 10am-12pm at McCook Park, Corner of Finsbury and Edmonton Streets, Newmarket.
Sunday, March 28 2021, 10am-12pm at Northey Street City Farm Sunday Market, 16 Victoria Street, Windsor.
Sunday, March 28 2021, 3.30pm-5.30pm at Northey Street Dog Park, Downey Street, Windsor.