Upgrades for Denmark sports precinct

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Belinda Ross, Tyler Stone, Damian Schwarzbach, Cary Green, David Schober, Brody Hickey and Bodie Farrow.
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The McLean Park sports and recreation precinct in Denmark will soon receive its long-anticipated major makeover.

The Shire of Denmark approved plans to refurbish McLean Park Oval at last week’s council meeting and has since advertised the proposal for public comments.

Under the plan, McLean Park Oval will be upgraded with an additional oval for multiple sporting activities.

The precinct’s parking area will also be extended. Shire of Denmark community service manager David Schober said in his report to the council an established sports precinct in town was needed to serve the growing numbers of youths in Denmark.

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“The projected population increase of approximately 15 per cent will increase demand for sport and recreation programs,” he said.

“The sport and recreation masterplan will assist council to understand the community’s sport and recreation needs and to better manage its provision.”

The Shire has also proposed a new youth and community precinct development at Berridge Park, with a new skating and pump track outdoor facility for youths.

It also plans to further develop the existing plan for a mountain bike trail at Mt Hallowell.

The proposed bike trail will also include a strategy to link the town centre to the western end of Denmark, specifically to the Nornalup town site, and to the Munda Biddi and Bibbulmun tracks.

The Shire of Denmark sport and recreation draft masterplan is available for public comm-ents.

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