Goulburn Mulwaree Council has adopted a Plan of Management for the Goulburn Recreation Area, local land which is the home of a number of user groups.
The plan sets out the future planning and management of the precinct, ensuring continued provision of sporting, leisure, tourism, agricultural services and events at the Recreation Area.
Mayor Bob Kirk welcomed the plan’s adoption and thanked residents and user groups of the Recreation Area for their input.
“We have 24 very different user groups who are based out of the Goulburn Recreation Area, and I’d like to thank them for coming through this process with an open mind, looking to work together for the community,” said Mayor Kirk.
“The plan allows us to move forward with a united vision for the Recreation Area, based on using Crown land to support our community as resilient, sustainable and prosperous.”
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said adoption of the Plan of Management will see 44 hectares of prime community land serve as a valuable sporting, recreation and tourism asset.
“The Goulburn Recreation Area is a unique multi-use facility used for activities from hockey, basketball and netball to harness and greyhound racing, the annual Goulburn Show, rodeos, dog obedience training and other community and cultural events,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the Plan of Management is an important document as it ensures appropriate management and use of Crown land so that it can deliver economic, social and health benefits.
Goulburn Recreation Area will focus on a number of initiatives that benefit the region including:
- seeking commercial opportunities
- supporting tourism activities at the showground
- increasing investment by promoting the Goulburn Recreation Area as a regional sporting, recreational and community centre
- increase security of tenure for leaseholders to promote investment
- strengthen and support community and environmental resilience and develop the GRA as a place of emergency refuge for the community
- investigate and develop ways to reduce utility costs
- sustain the Goulburn Recreation Area as a community hub and promote multi-use
To view the Goulburn Recreation Area Plan of Management, visit https://www.goulburn.nsw.gov.au/Facilities-Recreation/Goulburn-Recreation-Area