Great news from the Council meeting last night.
It is official, the Council have voted on the Kensington Gardens Master Plan concept and removed the single hub concept as an option. This is a major change from the Council stance and a huge reward for the passion and power of the community. The unification of the 5 sporting clubs has been a crucial issue and open and transparent discussion of all the issues with the Councillors has helped achieved this great result.
What is means is that the Kensington District Cricket Club will remain in its current location in a shared scenario with the Burnside Rugby Club. The East Torrens Kensington Gardens Hardcourt tennis club, the Kensington Gardens Lawn Tennis Club and the Kensington Marryatville Bowling Club will also keep their clubhouses, their individual identity and control of their clubs.
The committee that the 5 sporting clubs have developed to take on the Council will now put together a plan to work with Council on the Kensington Gardens Reserve Master Plan for discussion mid August this year. This plan will entail details of each facility and their needs for upgrade or rebuild plus the issues of parking,the creek line, the lake and walking paths which will be presented to the Burnside Council in September for approval.
Our plan is to forward a proposal that looks at what are current needs are, what we need to do for the next 3-5 years and then for the future. This may mean part renovation and upgrade through to total rebuild in time. It is exciting and so if you have any ideas please share them with us.
Here is the wording from the Council meeting last night.
“It is therefore recommended that Council resolve that a single Hub facility will not be considered through the development of the Kensington Gardens Reserve Master Plan and that the administration work with the Kensington Gardens Reserve Sporting Clubs Strategic Planning Committee in developing a Master plan option that satisfies the needs of the Clubs ,and provides significant benefit to the Burnside community”
Approved by all the Councillors unanimously.