City of Busselton council to vote on 10 year sports strategy

A draft 10-year sports strategy is being put forward to the City of Busselton council on Wednesday evening which could see $37 million invested into new sport and recreation projects.

Over the past decade, the city has invested around $23 million into sport and recreation infrastructure which included the development of new facilities such as Barnard Park and the Busselton Tennis Centre.

Under the new strategy key, projects include a new Dunsborough Lakes Sports Park which would include infrastructure for soccer, cricket and court sports.

The city plan on re-configuring the playing fields to accommodate a home base for Aussie rules football, as well as catering for more sport and recreation facilities at the Naturaliste Community Centre.

Partnering with the West Coast Eagles, the city will undertake concept planning to create a sport talent hub at the Bovell Sports Park.

They are also looking at increasing the number of indoor courts at the Geographe Leisure Centre or Dunsborough Lakes Sports Park.

While a 50 metre pool is not on the cards in the coming decade, the city plan on redeveloping the existing 25m pools at the Geographe Leisure Centre.

The city are also looking at partnering with the Dunsborough and Districts Country Club to look at opportunities to provide more space for social and leisure activities.

Projects city officers have recommended council consider after a 10 year period include a 50m pool, Dunsborough aquatic space and additional sport spaces at Ambergate and Bovell.

If councillors endorse the officers' recommendation, the strategy will go out for public comment for a period of 45 days.