In April 2011, the City received the Final Draft for the Strategic Provision of Active Reserves Study (SPARS), which helped provide strategic direction and guidance regarding sport and recreation facilities/reserves across the City of Melville to 2031.

The attached SPARS report (redacted in sections) is an operational document that has been released under Freedom of Information.

Since 2011, the City has considered and completed a number of key projects, in particular:

  • Tompkins Park Redevelopment (Currently in Execution Phase; Setup)
  • Shirley Strickland Reserve Redevelopment (Currently in Execution Phase; Setup)
  • City of Melville Lawn Bowls Strategy
  • New Sports Floodlighting at Tompkins Park, Winthrop Park, Alan Edwards Reserve, Winnacott Reserve, Peter Ellis Park and John Connell Reserve.
  • Review and Update of LPP1.16 Flood and Security Lighting Policy

A recommendation from SPARS was to the review the document to bring into account demographic, financial, social and environmental changes that impact our community of use of Reserves.

The City intends to commence this review in the coming year and looks forward to engaging our sporting groups and our wider community.

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