Issued Monday 30 July 2018
The City of Casey has adopted the Casey Fields Master Plan, which outlines how Council plans to bring the precinct to full development over the next 20 years through a range of improvements and new facilities.
Some of the exciting projects Council plans to bring to fruition include the development of regional soccer and netball precincts, creation of a five-kilometre fitness trail, dog-friendly space and new park and expansion of the Regional Playspace.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Geoff Ablett said Council looked forward to further enhancing Casey Fields into the future.
"Casey Fields is already the premier regional sport, recreation and play precinct in Melbourne’s south-east, known widely for its size and success in providing such a diverse mix of quality facilities for a range of sports and recreation opportunities," he said.
"This Master Plan will guide the development, renewal and management of the precinct over the next 20 years, including the 21 hectares of undeveloped land set aside for future sporting facility development.
"Casey Fields provides important infrastructure to support its tenant clubs and has enabled key partnerships with elite sporting teams, Melbourne Football Club and the Melbourne Stars.
"As well as servicing local sporting clubs, Casey Fields also hosts regional, state and national competitions, AFL Women’s and AFL preseason matches, Women’s Big Bash League games, major events such as the Melbourne Stars Family Day, and huge numbers of school carnivals every year.
"As we further expand and enhance the site, Council looks forward to what other exciting opportunities might be possible. Our plans to create a regional soccer precinct at the site form an integral part of Team 11, the official bid of Melbourne’s south-east to bring an A-League and W-League club to the region, with Casey Fields proposed as the training and administration base."
The Mayor added that Council has received positive support and excitement from local residents and state sporting associations for the Master Plan and its future implementation.
"Council is committed to ensuring full development of Casey Fields and looks forward to delivering key projects to ensure it reaches its potential," Cr Ablett said.
"With Casey’s population tipped to exceed 500,000 by 2041, Casey Fields will be an integral part of meeting the sporting and recreational needs of our growing community in the future and ensuring we have facilities that support pathways for Casey athletes to reach the heights of their chosen sport.
"I encourage the community to check out the Casey Fields Master Plan and see what Council has in store for the region’s premier sporting precinct."
View the Casey Fields Master Plan.