The Eurobodalla Shire Council has approved a new masterplan outlining $3.4 million worth of potential improvements to Broulee’s Captain Oldrey Park.
The council has secured grant funding of $353,700 from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund to contribute to improvements to the amenities building.
The council will pursue further funding opportunities as they arise to refurbish playing fields, upgrade lighting, install fencing between the courts and fields and the road, erect new signage and improve car parking.
The masterplan aims to cater for the growth of netball in the region. The six bitumen courts will be replaced with eight synthetic courts. Two will be under cover and lit to competition standard.
Recreation manager Mark Upson responded to concerns about the Bangalay Sand Forest, saying the majority of existing vegetation would be retained in the immediate future.
“We hope to see more people enjoying the bushland within the park by working with the local Broulee Mossy Point Dunecare group and Broulee Public School to establish an accessible trail through trees on the site, and installing parkland seating and picnic settings where appropriate,” he said.
“The plan indicates space for a third playing field should future demand be evidenced, however it also takes into account requests from the community that off-site options be investigated.”
To view the plan or for more information head to Council’s website www.esc.nsw.gov.au and search ‘Captain Oldrey Park masterplan’.