Alexandra Oval & Alexandra Gardens Redevelopment

What is happening?

Ararat Rural City Council has appointed Land Design Partnership and its team of sub-consultants to develop a plan to improve the Alexandra Oval and Alexandra Gardens area.  In recent times we invested funds to develop the Alexandra Oval Community Centre at the Oval.  In Alexandra Gardens we have also developed new walking paths, installed outdoor exercise equipment, constructed a kiosk and change room facility and reopened the outdoor Olympic Pool.

We now wish to develop Alexandra Oval as the premier sporting facility for the region and municipality by developing high quality sporting infrastructure such as improved netball facilities, development of amenities, improved training and storage areas for users and landscaping.  As part of this project we also aim to develop pedestrian connections around the oval area to the Alexandra Gardens so that this whole area can become a focus for recreation and community life within Ararat.

Preliminary plans have been prepared in the past and we are now very keen to find out from you what you think should be included in the development. Once community members and stakeholders have had an input into the project, the project team will prepare concepts for community feedback.  Once a final plan has been confirmed, the project team will develop detailed designs and costings to help us apply for grants to fund the works.

How you can be involved...

Community Survey

Complete a community survey online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/alexoval or pick up a hard copy at Ararat Rural City Council Offices, cnr Vincent and High Sts, Ararat.  Surveys need to be completed by 15 January.  Hard copy surveys should be returned to the Council offices.

Community Drop-in Session

A casual drop-in session will be held on Monday 11 December from 5pm-7pm at Alexandra Oval Community Centre.  Come along and meet the project team and discuss your ideas and suggestions about the upgrade with them.

Walking tour

A walking tour of the site will be hosted by the project team on Tuesday 12 December from 9.30am-11.30am.  Please meet at Alexandra Oval Community Centre to join us as we explore the site and talk about design considerations.

Small group sessions

Small group sessions will be planned for January / February so that we can have some more in depth discussions about certain aspects of the design.  Keep an eye on Council’s website or facebook for details.  Alternatively, email or call Alison Tonkin at Ararat Rural City Council to be placed on a database so that you can be kept up to date with progress.

Social media

Keep up to date by following progress on our website www.ararat.vic.gov.au and Ararat Rural City Council's Facebook page: Active Ararat

More information

For more information about the project, please contact Alison Tonkin at Ararat Rural City Council on atonkin@ararat.vic.gov.au or 5355 0200.