3.13 Social and Recreational Facilities
Generally, Linbro Park has an adequate community infrastructure network for the lifestyle of the current residents. However, if Linbro Park is to develop as envisioned, more schools and other higher-order community facilities such as a police and fire station, clinic and a multi-purpose community centre will need to be developed.
A portion of state-owned land is available for certain community services however, one should be mindful of converting small holdings into housing development. Individually, housing developments do not reach the thresholds for providing community facilities. Collectively, however, housing developments would increase the numbers of residential units without taking responsibility for providing space for community facilities.
A means should be explored where developers make contributions for the purchasing of stands or portions, for the development of community facilities, much in the same way that developers
make bulk services contribution.
The formation of a Management
comprising of landowners within Linbro Park to manage and maintain the common areas could also assist in the long-term management and improve the public social and recreational facilities as done elsewhere in the City.
On a more detailed level, new residential developments should also provide sufficient space
LINBRO PARK: Urban Design Framework Plan
for playlots and recreation areas. 22 June 2010