8 December, 2023

Fernvale Sports Park master plan adopted following extensive consultation

Somerset Regional Council has adopted a master plan for Fernvale Sports Park to guide future long-term development of the facility.

Fernvale Sports Park master plan adopted following extensive consultation - feature photo

The release of the master plan follows extensive stakeholder and community consultation.

Fernvale Sports Park has enjoyed continued growth, increased usage demand and a growing number of permanent stakeholders since it was constructed by Somerset Regional Council in 2016.

In late 2020, Council established the Fernvale Sports Park Advisory Committee to facilitate discussion between stakeholders and directly advise Council regarding ongoing and long-term operations of the facility.

In November 2022, Council engaged Otium Planning Group to develop a master plan for Fernvale Sports Park.

Somerset Councillor Jason Wendt said the consultation process was used as the basis to produce the master plan.

“The consultation process provided a clear understanding of community needs, now and into the future,” Cr Wendt said.

“The master plan will play an important role in informing Council’s direction for future development plans and community requests relating to the facility.”

Fernvale Sports Park is supported by three permanent stakeholders operating from the facility, including the Somerset Storm Netball Club, the Brisbane Valley Rattlers Australian Football Club and the Marburg Mount Crosby Thunder Cricket Club.

Fernvale State School is also a recognised stakeholder of the facility. Otium Planning Group conducted research and consultations with the Advisory Committee, all identified stakeholders, Netball Queensland, Little Athletics Queensland, Queensland Cricket and Australian Football League Queensland, before submitting a draft master plan to Council in May 2023.

The draft master plan was made available for community feedback via a ‘Have Your Say’ survey in July 2023.

This feedback was summarised and integrated into the final Fernvale Sports Park master plan, adopted by Council.


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