THE FUTURE of infrastructure and sports developments in the region has been set in stone by Tamworth Regional Council councillors this week.
The Sports and Recreation Strategic Plan was passed unanimously with a number of councillors making comment the plan was well-executed and included a lot of community consultation.
Councillor Juanita Wilson said it was great to see unstructured sports like jogging or bike riding included in the plan and she would like to see it expanded on.
There was some frustration with the classification of the Victoria Park precinct, or Oxley Lookout, which is listed as a regional park in the plan.
Councillor Charles Impy expressed concerns the regional status could impact funding in future.
"I must admit I am a little disappointed there wasn't the opportunity for the elements at the Victoria Park precinct to be increased from a regional or a state, or even international precinct," he said.
"I fear that if and when we look toward securing funds to improve the whole precinct ... if it is a national or even international area it might improve the chances of being able to secure funding in future."
The $50,000 plan lays out the next two decades of development for sport and recreation in the region.
When the city surpasses 80,000 people, there's a plan for three new multi-use sports facilities like the Tamworth Sports Dome and plenty of other goals the council wants to kick.