Manjimup Rea Park & Collier Street Redevelopment
The implementation of the proposed Manjimup Rea Park & Collier Street Redevelopment (MRCR) is a key component of the Shire's efforts in striving towards meeting the future direction of the town's sport and recreational facilities mix. The MRCR project is guided by the Manjimup Community Recreation Hub documents (Needs Assessment, Concept Master Plan, and Feasibility Studies). The redevelopment meets the priorities that have been identified during the master planning process, is aligned with the needs of the various Rea Park & Collier Street Reserve stakeholder groups and considers the requirements of a wider spectrum of future sport, recreation and community stakeholders.
Although it is a well-utilised precinct, many of its facilities are out of date and do not meet current standards for accessible compliant access or club needs. There is a documented need for redevelopment and optimisation of existing facilities to bring this infrastructure up to a modern and regional standard. Additional and upgraded sports facilities are also needed to support the current community needs and the future needs that come with the aspired population growth of Manjimup.
The vision for the precinct is to transform the existing multi-use Rea Park & Collier Street Reserve into a premier level facility catering for high level sporting events, in addition to regular club usage and non-sporting events (e.g. Agricultural Show). The redeveloped precinct is to accommodate regional sporting carnivals and competitions that require multiple sporting fields and draw large crowds.
Each MRCR project component will be undertaken in four phases (estimated duration of each stage is provided in brackets below). Dependent on the readiness of project components and the availability of funding, some phases may progress concurrently with one another.
Phase 1: Planning & Design, with the aim to make the project component shovel and funding ready.
Phase 2: Securing of Funding
Phase 3: Construction & Implementation
Phase 4: Managing Defects, Facility Maintenance, and Operational Planning
Consultation is ongoing and is an important part of each project component. To assist the project team with representing the needs of all project stakeholders an advisory committee has been established to provide advice, recommendations, input and feedback to Council for the duration of the project. The Terms of Reference (including membership) for this committee can be found here.
MRCR Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes
The overall MRCR project is made up of a number of different project components which will be undertaken based on priority, shovel-readiness and funding availability. Refer to the Project Component Status Overview for more detail on the progress of each project component.
- Planning & Design
- Field Lighting (existing fields) & Power Upgrade
- Collier Street Closure
- Playing Fields
- New Collier Street Pavilion
- New Rea Park Amenities Block
- Premier Level Rea Park
- Storage Facilities
- Other Infrastructure/Support
Project Component Status Overview showing a breakdown of each project component
For further information, please contact the Shire's Manager Community and Recreation, Evy Apeldoorn on 9771 7741 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.