The Berry District Park project has been developed over a number of years, commencing with discussions over the future of the site and its users (primarily the Berry Riding Club) in 2014.
RMS also undertook community consultation in late 2014 about the future of the site, and once the road design plans for the by-pass road and identification of a new site for the riding club were determined, the Consultants were appointed in January 2015 to undertake a master plan for the area. An outline of the project since this time is provided below:
March 2015 - Consultation meetings held with Council staff, RMS, user groups and interested parties on site to discuss the current and future use constraints and opportunities, and to better understand how the site is currently used;
April - July 2015 - Development of draft master plan including discussions with Council staff, with the draft Master Plan reported to a full Council meeting for public exhibition in July 2015;
August - September 2015 - Exhibition of the draft Master Plan including undertaking of two drop-in community consultation sessions, one held in the town centre and one at the site;
April - May 2016 - Exhibition outcomes reported to a full Council meeting, including proposal for a criterium cycle track to be incorporated on the site at the request of the Shoalhaven Cycling Committee;
July - August 2016 - Master plan re-exhibited with inclusion of criterium track and other modifications as determined by Council in response to the public exhibition process and other feedback;
October 2016 - Re-exhibition outcomes reported to a full Council meeting, including further changes and the removal of the proposed criterium cycle track (which was to be relocated to the Berry Sport & Recreation Centre). Meeting resolved to establish a working group to oversee finalisation and progression of the project (full version of the minute is provided at Appendix A);
February - March 2017 - Working group established and commenced working towards the finalisation of the Master Plan, including the need to undertake an additional stakeholder workshop; and
April 2017 - Stakeholder workshop held to discuss options for finalisation.
July 2017 - Adoption of the Berry District Park Master Plan (revised) - Option A
Berry District Park Master Plan
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RESOLVED (Clr Wells / Clr Cheyne)
That Council adopt the Berry District Park Master Plan Option A (Attachment 2) without amendment and enable detailed design to commence.
For further information on the Berry District Park contact Liliana Hutchinson, Social Infrastructure Planner on 02 4429 3372 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org