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Council to place Equine Centre of Excellence draft Master Plan on public exhibition

Shoalhaven City Council will be placing the draft Master Plan for an Equine Centre of Excellence proposed for Andersons Lane, Berry on public exhibition from Wednesday 6 May.

The proposed Centre of Excellence would include provision for a number of equine activities including -

  • Showjumping
  • Cross Country
  • Eventing

The draft Master Plan has been developed with the assistance of key stakeholders and community members through a Planning Charrette held in December 2014.

Key elements of the Master Plan include the equestrian competition areas, competitor supporting facilities, core operational infrastructure as well as other ancillary and overflow car parking areas.

Mayor, Joanna Gash said the draft Master Plan is proposed to be implemented in a staged process with the first stage being the ‘like for like’ relocation of the Berry Riding Club.

“The proposed Equine Centre of Excellence would provide large scale and ongoing economic benefit to the local area,” said Clr Gash.

“A 2013 study undertaken by Regional Development estimated the overall equine industry was worth in excess of $56 million to the region.

“The development of a high quality equine centre would provide the area with a multipurpose facility capable of hosting horse festivals, dressage, cross country and showjumping events.” 

“Given the size and importance of this project it is important that local residents take the opportunity to read the draft Master Plan and have their say on the proposal.”

The draft plan is available to view on Council’s website while comments can be made in writing to the General Manager, PO Box 42, Nowra NSW 2541 or by emailing council@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au by the close of business on Friday 5 June 2015.

CONTACT: Mayor, Joanna Gash - 0427 160 170

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