Berry District Park and Recreation Facility Masterplan
The Berry Bypass (an RMS Princes Highway project) sliced through an existing rural area on the periphery of the village, resulting in dramatic change to the area and being a catalyst for how this State and Local Government owned land would be used in the future.
To provide a basis for long-term use, Locale Consulting with Ayling & Drury Landscape Architecture prepared the Berry District Park Master Plan to lead this discussion. The masterplan considered a range of local users groups, visiting community, and the business community of Berry. The park encompasses a range of passive and active recreational uses and includes a number of the existing facilities (tennis courts, cricket oval, skate park, league fields, picnic area, parking, amenities building). However a large area was to be added to the site, and how the existing and expended future areas could be developed over time was central to the task. The future vision ultimately incorporated a substantial adventure playground, learn to ride paths, community garden, and shared path networks, all within the context of an existing sporting complex which is highly utilised.
The project resulted in an endorsed District Park Master Plan that improves facilities for the local community, whilst continuing to attract tourists and visitors to the town.
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