Haven Precinct Plan

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Anzac Park

Horsham Rural City Council and Haven’s Community Reference Group have been developing a plan for the Haven Recreation Reserve since May 2021. This has been a process of co-design as the community’s aspirations for Haven were considered alongside population growth, and various Strategic plans to support the growth and sustainability of Haven.

The result is a well-considered landscape plan for Anzac Park that incorporates key principles of design that reflect the community’s vision and that now needs further consultation with the broader community.

It is important to note that at this stage, that none of the identified changes/upgrades are confirmed. They are subject to funding from the Council budget and/or grants and will involve more specific planning and consultation.

Download the Plan Overview

The Draft Plans are now available for comment. Feedback can be provided via an online form using the link below or by email to Council@hrcc.vic.gov.au with the subject "Haven Anzac Park" or in writing to "Haven Anzac Park", PO Box 511, HORSHAM, VIC 3402. Submissions close 5pm on Friday 18 February 2022

Purpose

  • Receive feedback on design elements within the landscape plan
  • Receive feedback on the community vision and principles of design that informed decision making

In-person feedback

There are in person events planned for the start of sporting seasons and school in January 2022.

Council will also announce face-to-face events in the new year.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact David Hwang on 5382 9509 or email david.hwang@hrcc.vic.gov.au.

What’s next?

After reviewing all the community’s feedback, the Community Reference Group will develop a final draft landscape plan.

Included in this final draft will be a plan for implementation that prioritises potential projects and assigns responsibilities to Council and the community.

The landscape and Implementation plan will be then submitted to Councillors for adoption. The adoption of the plan signifies a long-term commitment from Council to deliver the plan.

How does this plan get delivered?

For anything in this plan to be delivered, it must first make sense financially as well as provide value to the community.

This may mean projects being triggered by population growth and development of land for housing to both raise funds as well as justify investment into a growing community with growing needs.

This plan will also form part of long term investment in our parks and upgrades as asset degrade. Instead of replacing like for like, we would investigate whether we could deliver on the plan.

Following endorsement, Council officers can begin planning and budgeting for specific projects to deliver parts of the plan.

The community reference group will support this through their own grant applications and encouraging the broader community to use the space.