Ball Park, Foreshore and Morris Park Masterplans now on exhibition
Published on 20 May 2020
A bold new proposal to develop Ball Park Caravan Park, the Corowa Foreshore and Morris Park precincts is sure to cause excitement throughout the wider Federation Council Community.
At its ordinary meeting of Council, on Tuesday 19 May, Council resolved to exhibit the draft Masterplan for Ball Park Caravan Park, alongside, the Corowa Foreshore and Morris Park Masterplans to seek community feedback on the monumental strategic projects.
Key elements of the new Caravan Park Masterplan include a larger variety in site offerings for the caravan park, improved public access to the riverfront on the eastern side of Bridge Rd and better amenities for both caravan park patrons and those using the public open spaces near the river.
The preparation of the Murray River Foreshore and Surrounds Precinct Plan for Corowa is a complementary piece of proactive work that will assist with the preparation of a Plan of Management for the large Crown Reserve, and also ensure that a number of other projects Council has completed, underway and planned in the local area have connections with each other and form part of a logical, cohesive and forward looking overall plan.
Federation Council Mayor Pat Bourke said the purpose of these two projects is to continue to raise the profile of Corowa, and the wider Federation region, and to ensure that projects being undertaken, particularly in and around the central Corowa Murray River Foreshore, are delivered in a strategic and integrated manner.
“During the second half of 2019 from July through to December, Council worked closely with the team from Integrated Site Design to undertake a full review of the Ball Park Caravan Park layout and operation,” he said.
“From December until now, a substantial amount of consultation has been completed with key stakeholder groups to help inform the masterplans to date and Council now look forward with anticipation to receiving wider community feedback.”
Exhibition of both the Ball Park plan and the foreshore plan, will be run concurrently from Wednesday 20, May to Wednesday 17, June.
Mayor Bourke said together, these plans form a significant and very exciting blueprint for what the future of this amazing area could look like.
“Council would like to extend its appreciation to all key stakeholders involved in the project to date and looks forward with anticipation to deliver the outcomes of the community consulatation and formalize the plans for implementation. Council would especially like to acknowledge the representatives of both the Bangerang Tribe and Wiradjuri Nation who have viewed the site and plans, and also a very big thank you to the many sporting and community representatives who have spent significant time working with Federation Council and the designers, to ensure their organisations needs and views are considered,” he said.
Following exhibition and community consultation, Council will begin to work on a funding strategy and detailed design, to support the projects proposed.
Residents and interested stakeholders are invited to provide a written submission on the Ball Park Caravan Park and Corowa Foreshore Structure Masterplans by either completing the online submission on Council’s website, or by mailing your submission to: General Manager, Federation Council, PO BOX 77, Corowa, NSW, 2646, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions will be received until 5pm, Wednesday 17 June 2020.
View the draft Ball Park Caravan Park and Corowa Foreshore and Morris Park Masterplans.