Masterplans Gain Traction to Reshape Hedland’s Sporting Future

Published: Friday, 30 August 2019 at 9:15:04 AM

The adoption of three masterplans by Council pave the way for detailed designs to commence, with the South Hedland Integrated Sports Complex (SHISC), McGregor Street Sports Precinct and JD Hardie Youth Zone Masterplans set to reshape the future of Hedland’s sporting and leisure capabilities.

Community members are invited to the unveiling of the SHISC Masterplan at a special Sporting Convention on Thursday, 19 September from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Wanungkura stadium, attended by Hon. Commissioner Fred Riebeling.

The McGregor Street Masterplan includes upgrades to Turf Club structures, improvements to accessibility and parking and the construction of new multi-purpose sports fields.

Architectural Firm Carabiner Architects will commence SHISC’s schematic designing, the next step in transforming Wanangkura Stadium and its surrounds into a fit for purpose, integrated sports hub to meet community demand for the next two decades.

Key improvements include a stadium extension and internal modifications, redesign of the sporting fields, shaded outdoor basketball courts, improved lighting, dual use path networks, an adventure playground and fenced dog park.

Hon. Commissioner Fred Riebeling said the Masterplans’ ambitious vision is grounded in solid, tangible planning and detailed needs analysis.

“I’d like to thank Hedland’s sporting clubs, organisations and community members for informing masterplans which lay the foundations for the most significant upgrade to our sporting capabilities in decades.

“The McGregor Street Sports precinct is projected to included tennis and hockey club room upgrades, shaded areas, cricket nets, athletic facilities and more.

Carabiner Architects have elevated Kevin Scott Oval’s potential, incorporating public open space featuring outdoor fitness stations, multi-use pavilions and land segmentation based on the unique needs of sporting codes into the vicinity.

“Our four legged friends haven’t been forgotten, with a new fenced dog park heeding the calls for better canine facilities in South Hedland.

“The current limitations of Wanangkura Stadium have been considered and addressed, such as the area’s current susceptibility to flooding, limited indoor sporting capacity relative to population growth and the lack of shade on outdoor courts.

“I encourage all community members to view the three Masterplans to appreciate their transformational breadth and comprehensiveness.”

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