Community consultation on the draft master plan for a regional community sporting precinct at Bayview Secondary College opens today.

Clarence City Council, in collaboration with the college and the Department of Education, has prepared a draft master plan to address the lack of sporting facilities in the Clarence Plains area.

The proposed community sporting precinct will encourage increased participation in sport and recreation, while also improving physical, social and educational outcomes within the immediate community.

Initial consultation with key stakeholders identified a demand for additional outdoor playing surfaces to service AFL, soccer, cricket, as well as modern indoor courts to cater for basketball, netball, gymnastics.

Clarence City Council Mayor Alderman Doug Chipman said during the past 18 months, council staff had worked closely with external consultants to shape the preferred layout of the precinct.

“We encourage the entire community to provide their feedback on this exciting project, which will act as an iconic sporting precinct for Clarence Plains and our city,” he said.

Bayview Secondary College Principal Gill Berriman said she was thrilled with the release of the draft master plan.

“The school has been working closely with council staff for almost five years on the proposal and I’m just so pleased that we’re at a point where we can share the concept with the community,” she said.

“The proposed sporting precinct will be a game-changer not only for our school but for sport, recreation and physical activity opportunities for the Clarence Plains community.”

To have your say on the Bayview Secondary Sports Precinct Master Plan, visit


Bayview Secondary College Principal Gill Berriman and Clarence City Council Mayor Alderman Doug Chipman with students at the launch of the Bayview Secondary College Sports Precinct Master Plan.