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Although it is a well-utilised precinct, many of its facilities are out of date and do not meet current standards for accessible compliant access or club needs.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.
The MRCR will be undertaken in four stages (estimated duration of each stage is provided in brackets below):
Stage 1: Planning & Design (to be completed by end of 2021/22) - in progress
Stage 2: Securing of Funding (one to two years)
Stage 3: Construction & Implementation (two+ years)
Stage 4: Managing Defects, Facility Maintenance, and Operational Planning (one year)
Stage 1 - Planning & Design
The aim of Stage 1 is to make the project 'shovel and funding' ready. This will be achieved by undertaking stakeholder and community consultation, undertaking planning and investigations for each project component, finalising concept plans and developing final designs, drawings and costings for each of the deliverables. This stage will also include the undertaking of risk assessments, the development of a comprehensive business case, and an investigation of potential funding sources and grants.
More information about the planning and design stage of the project can be found in the MRCR Project Management Plan.
Stage 1 Project Components
The table below shows an overview of the Stage 1 project components. It will be updated regularly and provide links to key documents for each component.
Updated on 7 July 2021 (current status in chronological order with the most recent items on top)
|Component||Current Status||Key Documents|
|MRCR Advisory Committee||- Nominations
to be endorsed by Council, and 1st meeting to be scheduled.
- Nominations sought for committee (Jun ’21)
- New committee and TOR endorsed by Council (Apr '21)
|MRCR Advisory Committee Terms of Reference|
|Master Plan Finalisation|
|Finalisation of Master Plan||- Consultant engaged to
finalise master plan based on consultation findings. Plan to be finalised by
- Scope of works developed to engage consultant (May ’21).
- Consultation surveys undertaken with community, clubs, SSA’s (May ’21).
- Community forum held on 17 May ‘21.
- Two workshops held for stakeholder clubs & SSA’s on 27/28 April ‘21.
|MRCR Community Engagement & Action Plan for Finalising the Master Plan|
2015 Concept Master Plan
|Collier Street Road Closure Feasibility Study||- Draft Feasibility
Report under development.
- Scope of works developed (Apr ’21) and in-house working group established (May ’21).
|Planning for electrical infrastructure upgrade, including electricity demand analysis||- Awaiting undertaking
of Lighting Design to fine tune Power Report, then engage consultant to proceed
with Western Power application.
- Scope of works developed and consultant engaged for Power Feasibility Report (Jun ’21).
|Planning for upgrades/improvements to playing surfaces, including geotechnical report, hydrology report and site analysis||- Scope of works for
Playing Fields Upgrades under development to engage consultant. Underground
utilities to be mapped.
- Feature & Level Survey completed by consultant (Jun ’21).
- Scope of works developed for Feature & Level Survey (May ’21).
- Dial Before You Dig undertaken (May ’21).
|Planning for location of Warren Arts & Craft Club House||- Consultant engaged to
undertake building condition inspection to inform relocation considerations
- Current floor plan developed by consultant (Jun ’21).
- Initial meeting held with club (May ‘21).
|Determine planning and building design principles||- To be further defined
with stakeholders upon finalisation of master plan.
- Question included in community & club surveys (May ’21).
|New multi-purpose pavilion||- Design development to
start once Master Plan finalised.
- Info collated from new pavilions in other LGA’s (ongoing).
|Upgraded/new floodlighting for playing fields||- Report being prepared
- Scope of works developed and consultant engaged for Field Lighting Design Report (Jul ’21).
|Design of new ablutions and change rooms|
|New spectator viewing areas|
|New storage facilities|
|Upgraded and additional car parking|
|Landscaping, lighting and safety plan, including playground and BMX track||- Following club and
community consultation, decision made to relocate BMX track to Allambie Park
(as per AP master plan).
- Questions re playground and BMX track included in community and club survey (May ’21).
|Redevelopment of Agricultural Show infrastructure||- Extension Ag Shed and
cattle area upgrades awaiting finalisation Master Plan.
- Funding secured by Ag Society from State election commitment for extension Ag Shed and upgrades cattle area (Jun ’21).
|Planning for future redevelopment of Rea Park Club House||- Consultant engaged to
undertake building condition inspections (Jul ’21).
- Consultant engaged and works completed to develop floor plan of current pavilion (Jun ’21).
|Future additional playing fields and new athletics infrastructure|
|Planning for dam size increase to cater for future additional playing fields|
|Business Case Development|
|Development of comprehensive business case, including risk assessments and investigation of funding sources|
|Preparation of strategic and budget plans for core user groups||- Consultant proposals
received and under review.
- Scope of works developed (Jun ’21).
For further information, please contact the Shire's Manager Community and Recreation, Evy Apeldoorn on 9771 7741 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.