Council adopted the Smythesdale Gardens and Brewery Dam Reserve Masterplan (the Masterplan) at its meeting on Tuesday 26 September.
The Masterplan was developed following an extensive community engagement process which included in-person consultations with the Smythesdale Progress Association/Committee of Management (CoM) and online community consultation from Wednesday 26 July to Wednesday 23 August.
Key objectives of the Masterplan include improving and enhancing the reserve landscape, establishing options for additional facilities and infrastructure, improving recreational opportunities for reserve users and resolving access issues.
The Masterplan also identifies current and future needs and issues while also providing clear direction for the responsible development of each reserve within resource constraints.
Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Brett Cunningham said the Masterplan establishes a clear framework to guide strategic planning for the reserves for the next 10 years.
“This Masterplan assists with the prioritisation of projects, decisions about investment and supports advocacy and opportunities for both Smythesdale Gardens and Brewery Dam Reserve,” Cr Cunningham said.
“Improving and developing these fantastic natural spaces will increase accessibility, address any safety concerns and provide enhanced recreation opportunities and experiences for the local community and visitors to the Shire,” he said.
“We would like to thank the Smythesdale Progress Association/Committee of Management for their invaluable input into the development of the Masterplan, and we also thank those who made a submission during the public engagement process.”
The Masterplan can be viewed online at goldenplains.vic.gov.au/consultations