Help Shape the Future of Brooker Park

Published on 14 November 2017

Baw Baw Shire Council in seeking input from residents, local clubs and park users to help draft the first stages of a Master Plan for Warragul’s Brooker Park.

The Master Plan will help Council guide the future management of this important park over the next 10 years and identify potential open space upgrades such as plantings, access and park infrastructure.

There is currently no Master Plan in place for this park.

Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Councillor Joe Gauci is asking the community to envision what they would most like to see in Brooker Park and to make a feedback submission.

“In this initial phase of consultation, we’re really keen to find out what’s important to our park users and capture their ideas. We want to gain a greater understanding of how this park is currently being used and how it could be improved”, said the Mayor.

Currently, the 15-hectare park consists of six tennis courts and a clubroom, one sports oval, two soccer fields, one playground, a network of paths, wetlands, small carpark, a barbecue shelter and vast open spaces.

“Our main goal is to develop a plan that all park users and Council can work towards to get the most value out of the area. Our parks are for our community; help us understand what you would like to see in Brooker Park”, said the Mayor.

Having established Master Plans in place also puts Council in a better position to seek external funding for future park works should opportunities arise.

Council will be hosting a community drop in session at Brooker Park between 8.30am and 12.30pm on Saturday 18 November.

The session will include a walking tour, project information, question and answer time, and a chance to provide feedback. The community is strongly encouraged to attend. Morning tea will be provided.

Feedback submissions for this initial round of community consultation are being accepted until 5.00pm on Friday 22 December 2017 via a simple online survey or in writing at Have Your Say.

Once all feedback has been received, Council will develop a draft Master Plan which will again be released for community input and further consultation in early 2018.