The Redlynch Sport and Recreation Parkland Master Plan Project has received the Parks and Leisure Australia (QLD) award in the Strategic Planning category.
The Masterplan will deliver a range sporting and recreational facilities, including fields, cycling and pedestrian paths, and indoor facilities on a 51-hectare parcel of land.
Developed by Cairns Regional Council in collaboration with consultants Rounsefell Design, the Masterplan makes provision for future indoor sport courts and meeting rooms, as well as the creation of rectangular sporting fields and an oval for AFL and cricket. The new AFL Cape York House for Girls (which opened in early 2019) and the extension the active trail path have been part of the Masterplan’s success.
The accolade recognises Council’s planning and inclusive approach in developing infrastructure.
The PLA Awards of Excellence promote and encourage best industry practice and recognise achievements and outstanding work of individuals and teams employed in the parks and leisure industry. The Strategic Planning category recognises the strategic development of parks, open space, sport, recreation and leisure opportunities that enrich their community.
As a State award recipient, Council is now vying for the National award, which will be announced at the Crown Perth, Western Australia, 29 October 2019.