As part of our 'Places and Spaces for a Thriving Future' we are kicking off a project to develop a 'masterplan' to guide the long-term future development of Russell Park.
We have kicked off a project to create a vision for the future development of Russell Park - Waipukurau's premier active reserve. We have run a survey for community feedback and would like to everyone who took the time to share thoughts and ideas on this space. Over the next few months we will continue to work with key stakeholders and the wider community to develop the Masterplan.
The project will result in an overarching masterplan to guide the long-term future development of this space.
The masterplan will guide our investment in the park and how we will develop new facilities and redevelop existing spaces and buildings within and immediately surrounding Russell Park.
Russell Park has developed over several decades. The masterplan will help us to plan development in an integrated, strategic way that meets the needs of all users in our community. This includes addressing:
The final masterplan will inform Council's Long-Term Plan 2024-2034, activity and asset management plans.
Below is a map of Russell Park which identifies the issues that have been raised through previous consultation, click the link to view in more detail.
A masterplan is a concept plan which illustrates our long-term aspirations for the park and provides a layout to guide the development so that we achieve the vision. It will set out the best way to develop new facilities and/or redevelop existing spaces and buildings within and immediately surrounding Russell Park.
Because Russell Park has developed over several decades in a manner which has been more responsive than proactive, we now have several issues which need to be addressed in a more integrated way, including:
The masterplan will aim to ensure these issues are resolved in a strategic and integrated manner, taking into account the needs of all users to provide the best outcome for the park and the community.
The process to create the masterplan will span over the rest of this calendar year.
The masterplan will be one of the key projects Council will be consulting on with the community through the Long-Term Plan 2024-34.
Once adopted by Council, the final masterplan will serve as a key document to inform Council’s Long-Term Plan, Activity Plans and Asset Management Plans by providing a framework for future decisions affecting investment and development of the park and its facilities.
The process to develop a masterplan for the Russell Park Recreation Precinct began in August and we are making great progress. We are aiming to have a draft masterplan ready for public consultation through the Long-Term-Plan in early 2024.
During the investigation phase we surveyed the community on what they love about Russell Park and what they thought could be improved. The feedback we received from the survey, along with stakeholder co-design workshops provided us with valuable insights to guide the development of the draft masterplan.
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