Highfield Recreation Area: Have your Say

Parks Projects

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Why are we looking at alternative options for Highfield?

The existing 18 hole Highfield Golf Course is no longer sustainable based on low membership and use. Proposals to reduce or end existing lease prompted a study to look at alternative land use and activity options for the Council owned 35 ha site.

Map of the usage area of Highfield Golf CourseWhat we have at the moment:

  • 18 Hole Golf Course
  • Top town park
  • Park space
  • Existing facilities such as the Town and Country Club

We want your feedback

We need your Feedback now to help the Council decide which option is the best for the Highfield site and the local community.

The options are:

Park Option

Map of park option for Highfield Development

  • Retains the existing park space and expands on it
  • Golf course would be removed
  • Bookable outdoor function space
  • Community & sensory garden
  • Lowland Native Forest
  • Multi use lawn areas including disc golf
  • Off leash dog area
  • Renovated Top Town Park
  • Urban farm with orchard/ food forest
  • Cultural and ecological interpretive information
  • Stormwater ponds and wetlands
  • Restored Creek
  • Urban orchard/food forest

Golf | Park Option

Park Golf Option for Highfield Park

  • Retains the existing park space and expands on it
  • Provides enhanced park area
  • Lowland Native Forest
  • Cultural and ecological interpretive information
  • Stormwater ponds and wetlands
  • Restored Creek
  • Accommodates a 9 hole Golf course
  • 10 bay driving range
  • Chip and putt course

Park | Subdivision Option

Park and Subdivision Option for Highfield GC

  • Retains the existing park space and expands on it
  • Provides enhanced park area
  • Lowland Native Forest
  • Cultural and ecological interpretive information
  • Stormwater ponds and wetlands
  • Restored Creek
  • Approx. 22 High Quality single family residential sections to help offset park development costs

Frequently Asked Questions

How will my feedback be used?

The feedback period will close on the 23rd October. Results will be collated in to a summary report with recommendations for a preferred option. This will be forwarded to the Council Community Services Committee meeting in early November for consideration at the meeting on the 24th November.

What Happens Next?

The Committee with select the preferred option to be refined as a final proposed concept plan. This will be presented to Council with indicative costs and phasing strategies for adoption.

Last updated: 21 Oct 2020