THREE soccer pitches and the inclusion of gymnastics facilities in the indoor centre have been elevated to a stage 1b priority in the latest Wodonga Council meeting agenda.
The latest updates to the draft Baranduda Fields Master Plan will be debated at Monday’s council meeting.
Urban design firm Spiire was engaged to update the draft plan, ultimately proposing a new staged delivery plan and vision statement.
The delivery plan breaks down the construction of the new sporting precinct into four stages, not including the installation of services like water, telecommunications and sewerage.
Major earthworks will comprise most of stage 1a, with soccer pitches, tennis courts, a cycling criterion, and indoor multi-use building part of stage 1b.
A synthetic hockey pitch, two rugby league fields, two baseball and softball diamonds, an eight-lane athletics track, lawn bowls green, a football and cricket oval and two netball courts will comprise stage two.
Multi-purpose grass playing fields and a second hockey field will comprise the third and final stage.
The cost estimate for the whole precinct is listed at $122,385,275.
The latest update is the first in six years, after the original draft was produced in 2000 and updated in 2007 and 2012.
Council received specific feedback in relation to what impact the development of the precinct would have on the Wodonga Athletic Club and the future of Wodonga Little Athletics at Pat Parker Athletics Park.
In the summary of the draft plan, a number of other facilities were hinted at as being future considerations for the Baranduda Fields area.
“That detail design elements relating to the criterium circuit, synthetic playing surfaces and athletics infrastructure and inclusion of other elements such as MTB track and skills tracks, stadiums and parking, heated pool, velodrome could all form part of future considerations for Baranduda Fields,” the summary read.
The council meeting commences at 6pm.