Community comment invited on Draft Brookland Greens Master Plan

MEDIA RELEASE: 4 March 2009

Community members are invited to comment on the Draft Brookland Greens Master Plan which is available for public viewing and feedback from 5 March until 6 April 2009.

City of Casey Mayor Cr Geoff Ablett said Council was inviting residents and stakeholders to provide feedback on the draft master plan to ensure that the final plan captures their views.

‘This plan will play an important role in helping to strengthen the Brookland Greens community, so it is very important that feedback is sought from the broader community on the draft plan to ensure the community has a true sense of ownership of the plan,’ Cr Ablett said.

‘Late last year, Council initiated a review of the original master plan for the Brookland Greens estate, which was adopted by Council in March 2006, to assess all outstanding works in the original master plan against a range of ideas put forward by the Brookland Greens Community Reference Group.

‘The group was consulted in order to give local residents a voice in the planning of community infrastructure for their estate.
‘Whilst the original master plan indicated that Stage 2 works, including the full-sized basketball court, tennis rebound wall and other landscape, leisure and recreation infrastructure, should be delivered over the next five to 10 years, it now seems that this can occur much sooner using funds currently available from the community infrastructure levy.’

Cr Ablett said that during the review, the Brookland Greens Community Reference Group had several meetings and considered all ideas generated from their networks and knowledge within the community for new and improved infrastructure that they would like to see within the estate.

‘These ideas were prioritised according to the level of interest, the likelihood of their helping to develop a sense of community and an aim to provide broad recreational interests within the estate,’ Cr Ablett said.

The Draft Brookland Greens Master Plan will be available for public comment from Thursday 5 March until 5 pm on Wednesday 6 April 2009. It can be viewed at the Casey Civic Centre, Magid Drive, Narre Warren, Council’s Customer Service Centres at Centro Cranbourne and Amberly Park Shopping Centre, Narre Warren South, at the Community Contact Centre for the estate at 16 St Mellion Court and at the Balla Balla Centre, Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East.

For further information, contact the Cranbourne Community Planning Team, located in the Old Shire Office building, on 5996 5488.