14 September 2018
Oran Park Town acknowledges that you, our residents, love parks and play spaces. Tuesday night Camden council gave the green light for additional facilities to be dedicated and built at Doohan Reserve over and above what was originally planned. You will see new cricket and footy fields, tennis courts and playgrounds. A new sporting mecca right here at Oran Park Town.
Landcom and Greenfields entered into an agreement with Camden Council called a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA). It means that Landcom and Greenfields as developers build facilities for Council upfront to benefit you. Sir Jack Brabham Reserve, Gardner Reserve and the library have been built using this agreement so far.
Doohan Reserve was originally proposed on 5.8 hectares. That space wasn’t enough to fit all the facilities you need. We proposed dedicating 10.4 hectares, a much larger space. This change triggered a formal amendment to the VPA. The amended VPA went on public exhibition, and on Tuesday night was formally endorsed by Camden Council.
Your new bigger and better Doohan Reserve can now be approved by Council. Tenders have already been let so construction should be underway in the first quarter of 2019. It is expected to take 18 months to build. Get your runners, bat, ball or racquet ready!
Doohan Reserve (Artists Impression)