Tamworth Regional Council is just about ready to turf their unused land. Not thrown out, but rather converted into brand new sporting areas.
All that is needed now is a way to bankroll the operations.
The Tamworth Turf Precinct Masterplan is now complete, ready to be adopted by council at Tuesday's ordinary council meeting.
Thankful for the significant contribution of the sport and recreation community, the report to council outlines a rather "unique" position.
"Tamworth Regional Council is in a unique position of having available land to develop into future sporting fields," council's sports and recreation manager Paul Kelly said in the report.
The plan works as a road map planned across three stages, with the first stage required "now" as the population trigger point of 70,000 people has been reached.
It will see the old Carter Street netball courts, part of the Riverside Sporting Complex, converted into turf playing fields including an oval with a turf cricket wicket and two full sized multipurpose rectangle playing fields.
Chairman of the Sports Working Group Mark Rodda said this new plan will help keep the notion of Tamworth as a "premium place" for sport, alive.
"It's a step in the right direction to continue to provide quality spaces for sport," he said.
Stage two and three of the project are still being planned out, but it's hoped they won't be needed until our population nears 90,000.
But while the first part of the plan is ready to go, there is currently no funding allocated to begin.
Overall, the first stage will cost in the ballpark of $243,703.
If the plan is accepted on Tuesday, council will "pursue funding opportunities".
Cr Rodda said council was always spending money for the upkeep of facilities, and would be working hard to jointly fund this new venture.
"Council does a lot to bring to life local ideas ... we will be seeking assistance from both the state and federal governments to get this project going," he said.
He thanked Mr Kelly and all the council staff who had worked tirelessly to bring everything together, liaising with different areas of the community.
"A key factor in ensuring the success of the design and development... was community consultation," Mr Kelly stated in the report.
"This has included discussing options and reviewing drafts with Sport Development officers, key user groups and stakeholders, as well as the executives at Sport Operational meetings."