In 2014, Precinct Structure Plans (PSPs) were prepared for Drouin and Warragul which set out the growth areas, along with important infrastructure to support the increased population.
In addition to new roads, paths, open space, community centres, schools, retail and industrial precincts, the PSPs identified five sites set aside for future sporting reserves across the two towns. These sporting reserves must be developed in accordance with a masterplan adopted by or prepared to the satisfaction of Council.
A demographic review has been undertaken for a 20-year timeframe to 2041, along with a sports demand analysis and literature review for 22 of the main sports that are played within Baw Baw Shire along with other key documents.
The sports demand analysis assumes all existing sporting facilities will continue to be available and that adopted recreation masterplans will continue to be implemented. The draft masterplans reflect the projected sporting needs that cannot be accommodated at existing sites due to population growth.