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Plans for old shed on track

28 Feb 2017

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Parkour, bouldering, skating, BMX polo, food trucks and multi-purpose courts are leading contenders for the temporary urban recreation space planned for part of the Bolte Precinct West site in Docklands.

Following last year’s community consultation about the site, Places Victoria is developing a master plan that will be released in the next two months to outline potential future uses on the former maritime shed.

The aim of the temporary space is to offer a range of “urban fringe” activities that make sport more creative and art more athletic, providing an alternative approach to traditional sport and recreation.

Located between the Yarra’s Edge precinct and the Bolte Bridge on Lorimer St, the shed was built in the 1950s and will undergo repair and maintenance works before it is available to be used as a temporary urban sport and recreation space for about two years.

Places Victoria general manager Simon Wilson said the vision for the site was to incorporate a range of “urban fringe” sports that would respond to the industrial nature of the Bolte Precinct West.

“Community and user group feedback overwhelmingly supported the use of the area for a range of alternate outdoor activities that are becoming increasingly popular, as well as the installation of multi-purpose courts,” Mr Wilson said.

“The creation of a temporary recreation space is a great use for the shed while the long-term future of the site is finalised.”

Repair and maintenance works will be carried out on the shed, allowing it to be transformed into a temporary sport and recreation facility from late-2017.

Places Victoria will unveil the master plan for Bolte Precinct West in coming months. 

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