Sunnyside Park Landscape Plan

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The Sunnyside Park Plan has been developed in close partnership with the community and organisations that call Sunnyside Park home.

This Community Reference Group created a vision of Sunnyside Park as a centre for the community, where different ages, interests and abilities could come together and enjoy the park.

It is important to note that at this stage, that none 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.

See the Draft Overview Plan

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

Where to from here? 

The Draft Landscape Plan is a shared vision for how the community and Council can work towards a better park for all.
This is not the end of the conversation, but rather the start of focused planning to get things done and delivered.

  • In particular, the two bowling greens along Baillie Street (items 5, 6, 7 and 8) were discussed as a place for staff and visitors of the hospital to use for gathering and resting.

    This land is currently owned by Sunnyside Bowling Club and its community use is still subject to further investigation and conversation

  • Likewise, there are ongoing conversations about the co-location of several sporting and community groups that will open up more space for community use (items 3 and 4).

Now we would like the community to comment on the ideas and changes detailed in the landscape plan.

  • What do you like or not like about the plan?
  • Have we missed anything or do you have any concerns?

The Community Reference Group is committed to listening to the community and will further refine this plan after hearing your thoughts.

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.

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.