The attached document details the most recent master plan for Portarlington Recreation Reserve and can be viewed in two different formats.
The Portarlington Recreation Reserve Master Plan has been developed to guide the future development and improvement of the reserve in order to more effectively address the contemporary needs of existing users, whilst supporting and enhancing opportunities for broad community use and enjoyment.
In accordance with the original project brief, the aim of the project is as follows:
The aim of this project is to develop a Master Plan that builds on work already undertaken as part of the development of the Portarlington Recreation Reserve Concept Plan (i.e. initial concept developed as part of the Bellarine Peninsula Recreation & Leisure Needs Study, adopted by Council in 2005). The Master Plan should provide direction for the City in the future development of the Portarlington Recreation Reserve. The plan will need to protect the character of the reserves and ensure the enhancement of the sporting, social, environmental and heritage values, while considering and accommodating the long-term development aspirations of the tenant clubs, schools, community groups and local residents.
The project brief acknowledged that there are a number of issues associated with the existing netball courts (i.e. inadequate run-off space to meet relevant standards) and lack of support facilities (i.e. toilets and change rooms). Hence the identification of a preferred location for the netball courts which considered opportunities to relocate them closer to the existing main pavilion was a key objective of the Master Plan project.
Existing users of the Portarlington Recreation Reserve include to the Portarlington Football/Netball Club, Portarlington Cricket Club, Portarlington Tennis Club, Bellarine Agricultural Society and Girl Guides Club. The reserve is also highly valued and used by the general community for a range of informal activities including dog-walking, use of the children’s playground and casual enjoyment of the open space.