During April and May 2021, we asked you to have your say on the proposed Disc Golf Course at Warringal Park. Thank you to the 223 people who participated. We received 249 submissions on the proposed design through an online survey.
At the Council meeting on 30 August it was resolved that:
We will not proceed with the installation of a permanent disc golf course at Warringal Parklands. The balance of the $30,000 budget allocated to Disc Golf at Warringal Parklands will fund temporary Disc Golf pop-up sessions in Banyule during the summer school holidays as part of Council’s Leisure and Sport program of activities for children and families; It was also decided that:
- The temporary pop-up disc golf sessions will be delivered in separated, non multi use spaces such as ovals where the risk of injury from flying discs is minimised.
- The proposed location at Warringal parklands will not be one of the locations for the pop-up temporary disc golf sessions.
In the 2019/20 budget, Council allocated $30K for the implementation of a nine hole Disc Golf Course.
A few sites were investigated and assessed for their suitability to accommodate Disc Golf and Warringal Park was identified as the most suitable location.
The proposed course was developed by a professional course designer in consultation with Council. The pathways, topography, vegetation, access from car park and the physical safety of participants and park users were all considered in the design of the course.
We provided information directly to sporting clubs and the broader community who use Warringal Park: through
- on site signage
- a letter box drop to surrounding residents inviting them to a Come and Try session in June 2020 (which was cancelled due to COVID-19) and was rescheduled in March 2021
- Come and Try Sessions to enable people to experience the Disc Golf and find out more about the proposal.
We have heard various concerns about the proposed course and as a result are running a more detailed consultation process before a final decision is made. Council will consider the outcome of this consultation at a Council meeting in the middle of 2021.