Have your say: West Footscray Community Facilities Plan
Published on 14 April 2020
After hearing from the community last year, we have taken the feedback gathered during a range of community engagement activities to refine the concept designs for the West Footscray Community Facilities Plan.
The new concept designs for RecWest Footscray, Shorten and Barrett Reserves, and Johnson Reserve aim to provide facilities that are
fit-for-purpose and meet community need and demand – now and into the future.
The designs also aim to provide a variety of safe and accessible public and open spaces for all ages to improve community wellbeing and encourage healthy and active lifestyles.
The draft plan will enable a $25 million redevelopment, including a brand new larger RecWest facility with new gymnasium, café, indoor stadium, and an increase in meeting spaces, kitchen spaces and storage.
The proposed redevelopment also includes an increase in open space and playgrounds, a new community pavilion at Johnson Reserve, and better provision of car parking spaces.
The community is now invited to have their say on the draft plans until 3 May to ensure the facilities meet the community’s needs, improve community wellbeing, and encourage healthy and active lifestyles.
Have your say
Message from the Mayor, Cr Sarah Carter
I’d like to thank everyone who shared their feedback last year on the West Footscray Community Facilities Plan, which suggested upgrades to RecWest Footscray, Shorten and Barrett Reserves, and Johnson Reserve.
We all know these are well-loved recreation spaces, and we think these new and improved facilities will help provide for our growing community. I encourage everyone to let us know what they think of the new concept designs.
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