Facilities Development and Contract Coordinator, City of Melbourne
Jarrod HillDirector, SPORTENG
Design and management of Active Open Space in drainage reserves
In growth areas where land is of high value and in short supply, it is not uncommon to have proposals to provide sports fields on drainage reserves. This challenge was recently being considered by the recreation and open space planning teams at the City of Melbourne.
In order to assess the opportunities and issues, the City of Melbourne engaged SPORTENG to investigate and report on the management experience of parcels of land which are used for organised sport, while they also have a drainage function.
The review recorded the key features of the reserves including:
SPORTENG then made recommendations on minimum requirements for these functions to be co-located, and what to avoid.
This presentation will describe the findings of the review.