The Darebin Outdoor Sports Infrastructure Framework aims to help guide and inform future capital contributions for redevelopment. The framework makes use of previously completed audit reports, relevant policies and frameworks and findings from site visits. As populations continue to grow across the state, the demand for sporting facilities will also increase. Providing facilities that are of a suitable standard as well as for increasing numbers of female and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) participants will become increasingly important in the coming years. Several facilities are aging and do not meet current standards. The Outdoor Sports Venues Infrastructure Priority Plan 2013 outlined facilities that required refurbishments and provided appropriate time-lines for these projects to be implemented. In developing the new Framework, recently refurbished facilities, or facilities that have recently had capital contributions towards redevelopment have been excluded from the audit process.
Otium Planning Group for City of Darebin: 2020