A plan to revamp the sporting facilities of Boyup Brook was passed at the last Boyup Shire Council meeting. Passing seven votes to two, the plan lays out a multi-stage redevelopment of the existing sporting facilities in Boyup Brook, located at Beatty Street. Shire president Graham Aird said the plan would shape the vision for the facilities for the next 25 to 50 years. Initially the plan will see required earthworks carried out, to be followed by the development of an indoor sporting facility with changerooms. Other options that are incorporated by the plan include relocating the existing bowling greens and constructing a function room with the new bowling greens. Additional phases of the plan could see the development of a youth precinct — including a skate park and outdoor court — construction of pedestrian infrastructure around the new facilities and changing the existing basketball courts to four tennis hard courts. The plan has been endorsed by the Boyup Brook Sport and Recreation Association, a group formed to represent the sporting groups within Boyup Brook. President Tara Reid said the possibility of upgraded facilities was fantastic. “Sporting groups are the superglue that bonds small communities,” she said. “It gives people a sense of pride, common purpose and it’s just inclusive of all sports in Boyup Brook, and we haven’t had that before, where everyone has been one and had one space as such.” Mr Aird said the endorsement of the Sports and Recreation Association and its constituent groups was exciting. “I think it’s exciting that they’ve willingly endorsed a plan that sees them all work towards a common goal of co-location,” he said. “I want the momentum to continue and I think this is a very important project for our community.” A community forum will be held today at the Lesser Town Hall to unveil details of the plan.