13/12/13

With Council yesterday endorsing the Bassett Park Master Plan and last Saturday’s official opening of the new stables at Bassett Park, there are exciting times ahead for the precinct.

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The Bassett Park Master Plan provides a long-term vision for Council and includes a variety of building improvements, new equestrian complex, multiple sporting grounds and overall facility beautification. To undertake the individual projects over a 20 year period, Council will seek external funding as grants become available.

Councillor Cameron O’Neil Portfolio Chair for Master Planning said as one of the region’s signature assets, he was thrilled to see the plans for the development of Bassett Park progress.

“A great deal of work has gone into this staged Master Plan to determine the overall most effective facility elements for all Bassett Park users,” Cr O’Neil said. “It was exciting to see the new stable facilities officially opened at Bassett Park last Saturday, as it was the first of many potential project openings to occur at the complex.”

Councillor Peter Flynn, Portfolio Chair for Events and Sport & Recreation said he looks forward to more projects being completed, to benefit the users of the complex.

“Council thanks all Council staff members involved in the planning process, MAK Planning and Design for taking the user requests and developing a direct plan of action and in particular, our broader community, who have had extensive involvement in the shaping of this Plan,” Cr Flynn said.

“The Plan will see an improved hub for community events and sporting activities well into the future as our community continues to grow and develop.”

The $240,000 new stables project was equally funded by Maranoa Regional Council and Roma Turf Club and included the construction of 16 new horse stalls, two tack rooms and one wash bay. The project was constructed by Stablecraft with the concrete work completed by local business T & K Woodgate Concreting Fencing & Sheds and the project management by local business Brandon Associates.

via Maranoa Regional Council