The main aim of the project was to guide the future design, layout and management of Morgan Park in order to avoid ad hoc development, meet community expectations, and recognise the potential of the venue to become one of the leading regional, multi-use recreational precincts in Australia. A key element of the study was an investigation into the possible relocation of Warwick Showgrounds to Morgan Park.
An analysis of background research and the functionality, presentation, access, improvements and environmental values of existing leased areas was undertaken. A comprehensive consultation process informed the study. This included a vision workshop with Councillors, meetings with a range of Council officers, discussions with existing user groups, meetings with regional tourism bodies, Queensland Events, Warwick Show and Rodeo Society, Australian Professional Rodeo Association, potential user groups, and other regional, state and national stakeholder bodies. A Council Project Management Committee provided guidance and direction throughout the study. Benchmarking of other multi-use venues throughout Australia was also undertaken.
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