Five-year vision adopted for Old Aerodrome Sporting Complex
Published on 21 September 2022
Mildura Rural City Council has adopted a revised five-year vision for the Old Aerodrome Sporting Complex.
The 2022 Old Aerodrome Sporting Complex (OASC) Masterplan review builds on the existing masterplan, which was developed in 2009, and will guide planning and development of one of Mildura’s most popular sporting reserves.
The masterplan sets out several aims and objectives, including identifying current and future facility needs in consultation with existing user groups and internal stakeholders.
Councillor for Recreation and Events Mark Eckel said more than 20 sporting user groups, representing more than 3,000 members, had helped shape the 2022 OASC Masterplan review.
“Thanks to this consultation, 77 Priority Actions have been identified,” he said. “Actions range from competition lighting upgrades to expanding facilities, investigating the feasibility for a synthetic athletics track, a new shade shelter for the Radio Control Car Club Precinct, additional cricket training nets and investigating the feasibility of a second hockey pitch to name just some of the actions.
“Several of these items will require more consultation work with our community, and the need to attract funding or support from key stakeholders.
“Our sporting reserves are among our most valuable community assets. This masterplan will help ensure the future growth, while ensuring our users continue to have access to wonderful facilities.”
The review also highlights the completion, or commencement, of several projects identified in the 2009-2019 masterplan. They include:
- Construction of formalised car parking spaces
- Acquisition of adjoining land to the reserve for long-term future sporting reserve and parkland expansion
- Installation of lighting to AFL and Cricket competition standard on Oval No. 2
- Development of the Radio Control Car Club facility
- Ongoing development of the BMX Facility
- Construction of storage facilities for Football (Soccer) and Little Athletics