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Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Hub Feasibility Study Summary January 2018

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Regional Sports Hub Feasibility Study Summary

Contents 02 Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Hub

Feasibility Study

03 What is it? 05 Process: What have we done? 07 Findings: What have we heard and learnt? 09 Location: Where would it be? 11 Concept: What could it look like? 14 Costs: How much to build and run? 15 Have your say 16 Where to from here?

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Regional Sports Hub Feasibility Study Summary

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Mecedon Ranges Sports Hub Feasibility Study: What is it?

Macedon Ranges Shire Council has been aware of requests from local groups for more indoor spaces for sports and community activities for more than a decade. For sports groups like basketball, netball, volleyball, futsal and badminton the concern has been a shortage of indoor courts. For other community groups it’s been spaces to run activities like dance and martial arts classes, functions and school events. Since 2006, a number of Council’s own plans and reports have reflected these facility provision gaps. In early 2017, the Federal Government funded a Council-managed Regional Sports Hub Feasibility Study to: • assess the capacity of existing facilities • assess the need for additional facilities and, if needed, what they might be • recommend if a Regional Sports Hub is required and, if it is, where it could go, what it might look like, how much it might cost and how it could be funded. Otium Planning Group was commissioned to do the project and started work in August 2017. The first phase of consultation and research has been completed and that information supports: • the need for more indoor courts and community spaces • a Regional Sports Hub along with improvement to existing facilities to enable Council to meet that community need into the future. Now we’d like to hear what you think.

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Regional Sports Hub Feasibility Study Summary

2006 Population 39,383 Council adopts Leisure Strategy Plan. Identifies need to consider development of a regional indoor sports facility to accommodate the long term needs.

2008

Buffalo Sports Stadium (Woodend) masterplan recommending 2 additional courts in the future.

volleyball

2009 - Indoor Sports Courts Feasibility Study adopted. Recommended need to investigate development of ‘regional’ indoor sports facility and maintenance and upgrades for existing facilities. Works have been ongoing.

2010

2012

netball futsal

2014 Romsey Recreation Centre upgrade including badminton compliant sports lighting and flagged need for feasibility study to incorporate a one court extension.

2015 - ‘The Stadium’ Gisborne (@Gisborne Secondary College) construction of two-court sports centre with capacity for later expansion of a third court.

Macedon Ranges Community Centre upgrade including Basketball and Netball compliant sports lighting, illumination improvement review and Centre to become Macedon Ranges headquarters for Badminton.

Kyneton Sporting Complex upgrade including basketball and netball compliant sports lighting and upstairs community room development.

2016

Macedon Ranges total population 47, 512 with 26,581 people aged 4 – 49 years.

2017 - Leisure Strategy updated. Need for additional indoor courts supported.

2018 2018 - Draft Regional Sports Hub Feasibility Study identifies immediate need for 4-6 additional courts and up to 16 by 2036.

After March 2018 Proposal to prepare federal and state grant applications and develop Regional Hub in partnership.

2036 Projected shortfall of up to 16 courts if no additional courts are developed Population 64,901 - Macedon Ranges total population

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Process: What have we done?

To understand the level of need for indoor courts and activity spaces, we:

Formed a Reference Group comprised of the local indoor sports and recreation facility groups to provide input into the study Reviewed previous studies and reports, industry trends, the local population’s make-up as well as projections for growth or decline and where, and the occupancy levels of existing Macedon Ranges facilities.

Local sport and recreation organisation officials representing more than 5300 local residents have provided information for this report.

Interviewed and/or gathered data from: 1 Sport and Recreation Victoria (State Government)

Based on the data collected, prepared a draft feasibility report that includes:

7 State Sports Associations for Basketball, Netball, Futsal, Volleyball, Squash and Racquetball and, Badminton

• a draft brief listing the facility components needed for a Regional Hub

18 Local schools

• draft Regional Hub and indoor sports facility concept drawings and capital cost estimates

30 Macedon Ranges Shire associations and clubs that use existing local indoor sports facilities

• a review of existing and available indoor sports facility sites

13 Other sports and recreation groups that use existing local indoor sports facilities

• a recommended preferred Regional Hub site

6 Neighbouring Local Government Areas

• vision and purpose of a Regional Hub

2 Other local facility owners (other than Council)

• a draft integrated strategic plan for all Macedon Ranges indoor sports facilities

1 Workshop with Council officer representatives from across multiple Council departments

• a draft business plan that provides operational cost analysis.

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Who have we spoken to? Sport and Recreation Victoria (State Govt) Victoria Futsal Netball Victoria Basketball Victoria Volleyball Victoria Romsey Junior Football/Netball Macedon Ranges Badminton Club Badminton Victoria KTSAC casual Volleyball Group Riddells Creek Junior Mixed Basketball Association Romsey Occasional Care Dodgers Basketball Club Macedon Ranges Calisthenics Kyneton Netball Association Macedon Senior Citizens Macedon Ranges Netball Association Ti-ga Karate Self Defence Woodend District Netball Club MRSC stadium private futsal & basketball booking users Gisborne Possums Netball Club Riddells Creek Junior Football/Netball Club Clubs Squash and Racquetball Victoria Kyneton Badminton Association Kyneton Basketball Association Woodend Volleyball Sunbury Basketball Associations

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Macedon Ranges Futsal Romsey & District Netball Association Outfit Health and Fitness Macedon Cats Junior Netball Club Cobaw Health Service Saints Netball Club Riddells Creek Toddlers Playgroup Woodend Football/Netball Club In2 Strength and Fitness Romsey Senior Football/Netball Riddells Creek Volleyball Association Macedon Ranges Squash Club Macedon Ranges Basketball Association Gisborne Rookies football Gisborne Bulldogs Basketball Association Mini Maestros Hoopsmart Steps Performing Arts Riddells Creek Netball Association Kyneton District Soccer Club Woodend Netball Association Change It Up Training Rebels Netball Club Council departments officer representatives United Netball Club

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Findings: What have we heard and learnt?

1. There is a shortage of indoor sports courts in Macedon Ranges. With a projected 7,272 Macedon Ranges Basketball, Netball, Volleyball, Badminton, Futsal and Squash players by 2036, the shortfall in court space is between 2 courts now and 16 courts in 2036 if no additional courts are built. 2. The shortfall can be addressed by a combination development of a new multi-court Regional Sports Hub and, incremental upgrade and expansion of a number of the shire’s existing indoor sports stadiums. 3. Review of available sites across the shire against a range of criteria, assessed the New Gisborne site (corner Barringo and Hamilton Roads) as the preferred site. This site is preferred as it best meets the range of criteria not least of which are that a 4 – 6 court stadium will fit on the site, the site is close to an identified population growth area, the site is accessible from the rest of the shire by road and/or by train 4. Those consulted want the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Hub to have a strong social gathering and community events and activities focus and not just be about sport. Their vision is for:

• an attractive and environmentally sustainable building that is a vibrant regional hub of activity for sport, recreation and community



• a warm, comfortable, inspiring and inviting place where people of all ages and backgrounds feel they belong. A place that attracts, locals and visitors alike for sport, recreation, events and is also just a great place to meet for coffee

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5. The core Regional Hub facility components identified from the project consultation and industry benchmark review are:

• 4 to 6 multi-lined competition compliant indoor courts to host sports competitions



• capacity for sports courts and spectator facilities for large community events and presentations



• community meeting, gathering and café facilities



• multi-purpose rooms with kitchen facilities for community functions and other activities such as dance, martial arts, circus and exercise classes



• support facilities such as athlete and umpire change facilities, office and merchandise space, storage, first aid area



• easy pedestrianand cycling access in and around the building and connection to the potential regional sports fields site.

6. Development of a Regional Sports Hub may need to be staged with an initial four court development and a later two court development. It is estimated that Stage 1 would cost between approximately $15.5M and $18M and Stage 2 would cost approximately $10.2M. 7. 10-year base case business projections indicate:

• centre attendances are expected to gradually increase from 226,000 in year 1 to 250,000 by year 8 before remaining steady until year 10



• the Centre is expected to operate at an annual operating surplus from the first year. The average operating surplus is estimated to be approximately $131,000 per annum



• once asset maintenance is included ($100,000 per annum), the average annual surplus will reduce to $31,000.

Regional Sports Hub Feasibility Study Summary

Proposed staged developments of the multi-court Regional Sports Hub and Macedon Ranges Shire’s existing indoor sports stadia to address projected indoor court shortfall over the next 20 years

Stage and timeline New Gisborne Proposed Regional Sports Hub Stage 1 Short Term

indicative 0-4 years

Stage 2 Medium Term Stage 3 Long Term

indicative 5-10 years indicative 11-20+ years

Predicted participation and court requirements Year

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2016/17 (current)

2026 (10 years)

2036 (20 years)

47,512

55,242

64,901

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16%

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5. Kyneton: Kyneton Toyota Sports and Aquatic Centre Existing: Poor quality 2 court facility. Proposed development: Demolish existing 2 courts and develop 3 new courts with appropriate support facilities

Projected percentage of population change * Population aged 4 – 49 years *

26,581

29,659

34,648

Predicted indoor sports participation **

5,313

6,269

7,272

10 - 17

12 - 20

14 - 24

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Court requirement *** Current competition courts available

KYNETON

Additional court needs

* Population projections based on 2016 ABS Census data ** Based on current player numbers increased by projected percentage population change *** Based on Netball and Basketball Victoria’s agreed standard that one sports court can accommodate between 300 & 500 people per week

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KILMORE 3. Woodend: Buffalo Sports Stadium Existing: 1 court facility. Proposed development: Additional 2 courts and support facilities

Romsey Woodend

2. Macedon: Macedon Community Centre Existing: 1 court facility Proposed development: Upgrade for improved Badminton compliance

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7. Gisborne: The Stadium Existing: 2 court facility. Proposed development: 2 court addition with appropriate support facilities

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Stage 1 Proposed development: 4 multisport courts with show court capacity, entrance, café, multi-purpose room/s and support facilities Toolern Vale

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6. Riddells Creek: Riddells Creek Leisure Centre Existing: 1 court facility. Clarkefield Proposed development: 1 court addition with appropriate support facilities

Gisborne: Proposed Regional 1 New Sports Hub

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4. Romsey: Romsey Recreation Centre Existing: 1 court facility. Proposed development: 1 court addition with support facilities

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Stage 2 Diggers Rest Proposed development: Additional 2 multisport, netball compliant Bullacourts with show court and presentation events capacity, 1500 spectator seating capacity and support facilities Broadmeadows Tullamarine

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Location: Where would it go?

The corner of Barringo and Hamilton Roads in New Gisborne, the same site as the Netball Complex, is the preferred site as a 4-6 court Regional Hub will fit, the site is close to an identified population growth area, it is easily accessible from the rest of the shire by road and/or train, and enables cycle and pedestrian access from Gisborne.

Traffic management A Regional Sports Hub on the Hamilton and Barringo Road corner site would generate more traffic movement in and around the site. Detailed traffic management planning has not been completed as part of the project however the report recommends that as part of the next planning phase, a comprehensive traffic management project be undertaken to: • address the issues and opportunities associated traffic around the site identified in previous studies • ensure that traffic flow around the proposed Regional Sports Hub site be managed such that local residents and users of the site are not unduly impacted. The funding application recently submitted to the Federal Government for the New Gisborne Sports Fields included the construction of a roundabout on the corner of Barringo and Hamilton Roads to assist with traffic management.

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Concept: What could it look like?

Artist impressions

Who and what will the regional hub be for?

These drawings are not the final designs. They are meant to give an impression of how the Hub could look. The important things to note are the types of spaces.

Sports training and competitions

It’s not just indoor courts. Just as important are the community activity and social spaces.

• Futsal

People have told us that they want an attractive and environmentally sustainable building that is also just a great place to meet for coffee.

• Volleyball

• Basketball • Netball • Badminton Recreation classes and groups • Dance • Martial Arts • Circus • Exercise classes Community events • Whole school events • Community functions Social gatherings and meetings • Mother’s groups • Sports and community group functions

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Who will the Hub be for? Diverse groups from all community sectors use the Hub’s multifunctional spaces

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Change Rooms and Amenities Change rooms with internal and external access to support use of outdoor netball courts and indoor sports courts.

Show Court Quality show court with multipurpose line markings and spectator seating.

Stage Two Future indoor court expansion zone.

Indoor Sports Courts

Spectator Seating

4 Full size indoor courts with marking for netball, basketball, volleyball, badminton and futsal. Supports strong current and predicted community level participation – predicted 3,500 to 4,000 weekly participants.

250 fixed with capacity for additional 1,000 retractable seats providing opportunity to attract local and regional events.

Car Parking 461 car parks to service facility needs and wider sporting precinct.

Multipurpose Rooms Adequate Storage

Pedestrian Access

Sufficient storage to service a range of sporting codes.

Multipurpose room to support a range of activities, community programming, club activities and special events such as dance or martial arts.

Outdoor Netball Courts

Foyer/Front of House Reception

Cafe and Social Area

8 Outdoor multipurpose and all weather netball courts to support current participation and ongoing growth in netball activities. Courts are linked to change areas and amenities, indoor courts and food & beverage areas.

Wider door and corridor access to support universal design initiatives, wheel chair and pram storage and to also ensure sufficient ticketing, traffic flow and customer service.

The cafe and social area has capacity to cater for local competitions and events with a range of healthy food choices. Associated indoor and outdoor eating area to support social interaction and to promote secondary spend opportunities.

Future underpass/overpass to create link to wider sports precinct.

Control Room

Sports Administration Area

Centralised control room to support event opportunities.

Combined sports administration area to enable sharing of office and administration areas by key tenant sports, basketball and netball clubs.

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Costs: How much to build and run?

To Build

To operate:

Stage 1

The 10-year base case business projections indicate:



Components include: o 4 indoor sports courts o Community cafe and seating o Entry foyer and circulation areas o Public amenities o Athlete and referee change rooms o Administration offices o Merchandise area o First aid o Storage o Undercover cycle racks o Carparks, landscaping, outdoor furniture

• revenue is expected to increase annually ranging from $771,000 in year one to $1,096,000 by year 10 • expenditure is expected to increase annually ranging from $715,000 in year one to $1,914,000 in year 10 • the Centre is expected to operate at an annual operating surplus from the first year. The average operating surplus is estimated to be approximately $131,000 per annum • once asset maintenance is included ($100,000 per annum), the average annual surplus will reduce to $31,000

Cost estimate: $15,488,859

• Centre attendances are expected to gradually increase from 226,000 in year 1 to 250,000 by year eight before remaining steady until year 10.

Stage 1 Optional additions: • Components include: o Multi-purpose, community activity rooms and waiting area o Fixed spectator seating (other than between court seating) Cost estimate: $2,468,138 Stage 2 •

Components include: o 2 indoor sports courts (show court) o Retractable seating (1500 seats) o Circulation area o Café seating o Athlete and referee change rooms o First aid o Storage o Carparks, landscaping, outdoor furniture

How would we pay for it? Development of a Regional Sports Hub is dependant on Council successfully negotiating significant State and Federal grants and funding allocations. Council could not afford to fund the development independently. It would require a combination of Local Council, State and Federal funding.

Cost estimate: $10,152,504

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Have your say We would like your feedback on the proposal to develop a Regional Sports Hub on the same site as the New Gisborne Netball Facility on the corner of Barringo and Hamilton Roads in New Gisborne.

It would be greatly appreciated if you would answer the following quick questions.

3. Staged works to address projected indoor court shortfall over the next 20 years.

1. Location.

As well as proposing the need to develop a 4-6 court Regional Sports Hub, we’ve proposed development of courts as additions to existing sports stadiums to meet the projected shortfall in sports courts in Macedon Ranges over the next 20 years.

We think the site on the corner of Barringo and Hamilton Roads in New Gisborne is a good location for a Regional Sports Hub for a number of reasons but particularly because it’s big enough to accommodate a 4 – 6 court stadium, it’s a maximum of about 20-25 minutes drive from most locations in the Shire, it has good access via rail and road, it facilitates cycle and pedestrian access, and it’s in a population growth area.

• Do you think we’ve got this right? • Is there anything you would change in the proposed program and why?



4. Any other comments? Tell us here.

• Have we got this right?

If you would like to provide feedback about the proposed Regional Sports Hub, you can do this via Council’s website at: www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/ About-Council/News/Have-Your-Say

• Are there some important things that you think we need to consider? 2. What it will look like. The drawings we’ve had done so far give a good indication that the facility will fit on the site and show how a Regional Sports Hub on the Barringo and Hamilton Roads site could look, but these aren’t the final design.

If you would like more information, the full feasibility report can be downloaded via Council’s website at www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/About-Council/News/ Have-Your-Say

• Do you have any design considerations you think would be important? • What are they?

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Regional Sports Hub Feasibility Study Summary

Where to from here? The project has tight timelines so that if it’s supported, Council can begin to apply for funding from State and Federal Governments this year. The project timelines are: • public consultation period from 23 January to 20 February 2018 • public comments to be considered and included in the final report • it is envisaged that the final report will be considered by Council for formal adoption March 2018.

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