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Have Your Say - Birchip Park and Civic Precinct Masterplan

Have Your Say - Birchip Park and Civic Precinct Masterplan

An important planning project for Birchip is underway to develop a comprehensive Birchip Park and Civic Precinct Plan in close consultation with the Birchip community.

Council will manage the project and have engaged Mach2 and Workshop Architecture to work in consultation with Council and the community as well as a Project Advisory Group.

Birchip Town Plan

The purpose of the masterplan is to:

Review key community and civic facilities, including the Shire Office, Senior Citizens Building, Old Shamrock Hotel, Shire Hall and Birchip Park (excluding swimming pool).

Identify whether the current facilities are able to provide what the community wants and needs into the future and the costs associated with bringing those facilities up to standard.

Collate research and community feedback to develop a plan for the future of the Birchip Park and Civic Precinct, delivering preliminary plans, a feasibility study and business case which would support future funding bids for development or improvements required.

Project Advisory Group

The Project Advisory Group’s role in advising and overseeing the Birchip Park and Civic Precinct Masterplan project is to:

  • Provide a voice for the community of Birchip.
  • Be a forum for more in-depth discussion of key issues, concerns or solutions, and to provide recommendations to the Project Team on behalf of the community.
  • Provide an informed perspective from their group or network and assist the Project Team in developing an understanding of relevant issues.
  • Review and provide advice on reports and working documents as the project progresses.

The Project Advisory Group consists of:

  • Jak Goldsmith (Birchip Forum)
  • Genevieve Clarke (Birchip Forum)
  • John Richmond (Birchip Forum)
  • Louisa Ferrier (Birchip Community Representative)
  • Simone Christie (Birchip Business and Learning Centre)
  • De-Ann Ferrier (Birchip Early Learning Centre)
  • Judy Living (Birchip Community Representative)
  • Gail Sharp (Birchip Community Representative)
  • Craig Kenny (Mach2)
  • James Staughton (Workshop Architecture)

Buloke Shire Council members include:

  • Cr Daryl Warren (Chair)
  • Darci Tierney – Recreation and Facilities Project Officer (Project Manager)
  • Trevor Rumbold – Capital Projects Officer
  • Amber Ricks – Manager Facilities and Projects

How can you get involved?

Members of the community will have an opportunity to have their say by:

  • Attending a listening post with the project team between 4:30pm and 6:00pm on Tuesday 26 October 2021 on Cumming Ave near BCG.
  • Filling out a community survey. The Community Survey closed on 1 October 5pm. 

More information

For more information contact Council’s Recreation and Facilities Project Officer Darci Tierney at dtierney@buloke.vic.gov.au or 1300 520 520.