Lang Lang Community and Recreation Precinct
The precinct will be located in Lang Lang on land bordered by Soldiers Road to the east and Caldermeade Road to the north.
- Project description
A major recreation and community precinct will be established at Lang Lang in an exciting new partnership between Council and Lang Lang Community Bank. It will include sporting facilities, multipurpose community spaces, and parks and other open spaces for recreational activities.
Lang Lang Community Bank purchased the 36-hectare parcel of land upon which the precinct will be constructed, and have committed $3.2 million including land purchase to the project. $1.5 million has been received from the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.
Council and its partners have committed in excess of $10 million to the project between 2015-16 and 2020-21.
- Progress update
The grass on the ovals is now being established. It is expected that the ovals will be ready for the middle of the 2018–19 cricket season (weather dependent).
An architect has been appointed and design of the pavilion is underway, with continued input from all stakeholders.
- Benefits for the community
This project will provide upgraded and additional facilities for a number of sporting and community groups in Lang Lang and surrounding areas.
- Working with the community
Consultation with the local community on this project has been extensive. Lang Lang Community Sporting Precinct Steering Committee has been formed to help guide the project, which comprises representatives from the Community Bank, a local resident, Port Ward councillors Graeme Moore and David Young, and three Council staff members. Community and sporting groups who are providing input in the project include Lang Lang Football Club, Lang Lang Netball Club, Lang Lang Tennis Club, Lang Lang Cricket Club, Lang Lang Bowls Club, Lang Lang CFA, Lang Lang Township Committee, the Rotary Club of Koo Wee Rup Lang Lang, Lang Lang Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Lang Lang Pastoral, Agricultural and Horticultural Association and Lang Lang Men's Shed.
All potential user groups have been contacted and individual meetings with groups that wish to provide input on the project have taken place. Potential users were also invited to attend a larger community meeting.