Community Consultation - Clarence Town Sportsfield Upgrade and Local Strategic Planning Statements for Clarence Town

You are invited to attend an information evening in relation to the Clarence Town Sportsfield Upgrade and the prescribed Local Strategic Planning Statement process that Council is implementing in accordance with the NSW Department of Planning Industry and Environment for Clarence Town.  

Council is in receipt of two Stronger Country Communities Fund Grants for Clarence Town, those being $952,907 for the Sportsground Upgrade and a further $170,750 for ground lighting.  In addition, Council’s Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan 2019 has also identified a further $950,000 for this project.  The scope of the project and the funding agreement requirements are as follows:-

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

  1. The construction of a new shared sporting facility for the Clarence Town Reserve. Existing facilities are poorly designed/located and cannot be expanded due to field and boundary limitations. The new shared facility will include change rooms, accessible toilets, officials change room, first-aid room and canteen facilities and to meet the requirements of sporting group users, officials and spectators alike. It will be complemented by off-street parking including disabled parking. Fencing of the existing fields will provide for both player and spectator safety. It will also provide for long-term access and linkages to the Clarence Town community for future development and community events (State Government Grant $952,907)
  2. The installation of field and boundary lighting for Clarence Town Sporting Reserve will meet the requirements of sporting group users and will provide long term opportunities for safe and successful events (State Government Grant $170,750)


PROJECT SCOPE

  1. Closing the existing road between two sporting fields and construction of a approx. 450m2 multi-purpose building to service major sporting codes for both summer and winter seasons. The building will be purpose built double brick with colourbond truss roof on a reinforced concrete slab with surrounding concrete footpaths, allocated disabled car parking, off street parking, full canteen facilities, first aid room, official room and fit out with accessible amenities. The facility fields will have a approx. 500 lineal metre boundary fence and lighting for security and safety for both users and wider community.
  2. Replacing and installing new poles and meter boxes with 3 phase power supply to both playing areas. Fitting fibreglass cross arms with 3 x 2000 watt metal halide lights per pole. The lighting will provide safety, security, reduce risk and enable extended usage of the facility.

While schematic plans have been completed by staff in the Infrastructure and Assets Department, design plans and costings are yet to be completed.  Staff are currently in the process of issuing a Request for Quote (RFQ) for an external design consultancy to undertake the required detailed design work. The Clarence Town Progress Association and the Clarence Town Sporting Committee have already reviewed the schematic plans. We would like to share with you the schematic plans and take feedback on what to include in the detailed design work.

We would also like to discuss with you more broadly land use planning for Clarence Town for inclusion in the review of Council’s planning instruments/documents.

Council will be holding the first of a series of community engagement meetings on Monday 2 December, 2019 from 7pm to 8.30pm.  The Mayor and B Ward Councillors (Low, Rayward and Riley) will be part of this process. The meeting will be held in the Clarence Town School of Arts.  

Council hopes you will be able to join us for this first meeting. 

If you are attending could you please RSVP to 4995 7777 or email - shirecouncil@dungog.nsw.gov.au for catering and seating purposes.