Call for Community Reference Group members

Nominations are invited from community members to participate on a City Oval/Sawyer Park Community Reference Group (CRG).

The CRG will help deliver schematic designs to upgrade the area as part of the City to River Masterplan.

“While the Masterplan adopted last year lists a range of ideas to develop the area, it’s the CRG’s task to move planning from the conceptual stage into concept designs and schematic plans,” Horsham Rural City Council Director Communities and Place Kevin O’Brien said.

“The CRG that helped develop concept plans/schematic designs for the riverfront precinct is doing a terrific job and we are looking for a new group of community-minded people to guide this next stage,” he said.

The CRG’s role will also include engaging with the public to ensure planning is fully transparent and inclusive of ongoing feedback.

Mr O’Brien said Council’s goal was to preserve the Sawyer Park and Horsham City Oval area as the showpiece for sport and outdoor entertainment for the Wimmera region.

“The aim is to upgrade City Oval as Horsham’s premier regional AFL and cricket venue. Upgrades required are likely to include expansion of the size of the playing field, a new multi-purpose pavilion and clubrooms and covered spectator areas. Delivery of a second netball court would assist in club training and matches,” he said.

“Planning for the future of Sawyer Park will ensure it is fit for purpose as a premier events space and meets future demand.”

The ability to attend monthly meetings is essential to being a member of the committee.

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