Darlington Community Recreation Advisory Group (DCRAG)

DCRAG Terms of Reference


DCRAG Chair: Trish Cook trishcook@netspace.net.au

DCRAG Seating Plan to SOM

DCRAG- Seating

DCRAG capital requests to Shire of Mundaring for 2022

An example of one of the many items in the proposed 2022 Capital Requests list

Summary List – DCRAG Capital Items Request to Shire of Mundaring 2022

Whole of Darlington Masterplan to connect and plan for the whole recreation area future developments and protection of area.  Includes Darlington Reconciliation Plan, Community Consultation & Concept Map for the Whole DRAM.

Landscaping/Trees: Implementation of planting program and some winter planting of large replacement trees, as per the 2020 -2120 DCRAG Large Tree Replacement Management plan.  

DCRAG Seating Plan:  DCRAG notes the SOM budget entry “Replace bollards perimeter” 2020-21 for $9000 2020/2021. In discussion with Shane Purdy, the 2021 DCRAG Seating Plan has now been presented to Shire for consideration in relation to SOM budget entry. “We aim for appropriate, plentiful, natural seating including picnic tables, benches and continued low stone wall sections. https://www.darlingtonvillage.org/community-groups/darlington-community-recreation-advisory-group-dcrag/

Accessibility Pathway and Stone Wall Sections – Request: A new red asphalt accessibility pathway with sections of low stonewalls around the South side of the oval to link east and west recreational facilities.

Lower Recreation Area Masterplan (Skate Park) Minor infrastructure: Seats, shelters, landscaping. fitness stations, nesting boxes, water fountain, water for nature.

Bushlands and Winter Wetlands Boardwalk – Stage 2 of the Lamp Masterplan: Boardwalk and adventure playground and regeneration of western bush area toward RRHT – Conceptual 2021


Cricket Pitch and Cricket Net improvements: further discussion with Social Club and Junior Club.

Darlington Hall
Air conditioning heating and cooling
New kitchen (not commercial)
Electrical upgrade
Sound reduction treatments
Instant hot water system in the kitchen/new oven and new fridge

Upgrade of Existing BBQ Facility: near Darlington Hall including replacement of existing BBQ, additional BBQ, Lighting, external power point. in conjunction with the Darlington Club. This improvement is support by DCRAG. SOM funded for 2022/23.

Fitness Track North/East Oval: A new soft fall pathway along the bank on the north and east side of the oval. This pathway would connect with accessible paths at either end and act as a fitness circuit. 

Nature Based Fitness Equipment: with nature-based materials (x2 LAMP) Nature Based Fitness Equipment x 1 near tennis court area (proposed)

Underground Powerlines for the Pine Terrace and grassy areas in front of Hall.  (SOM to make application to Western Power).

New Turf for the playground/Hall area to complete the pathways undertaken in 2020.

Other Darlington Village Projects supported by DCRAG

DRRA Project: Infrastructure improvements to the Owen Street Playground/shop crossing.
SOM – Tennis Court LED Lighting
DRRA Locality Plan
Darlington History Group – Tribute to Early Years/Darlington History Walk Trail.

Projects / Subcommittee
Skate park Half-pipe – 2017 ongoing
Masterplan Skate park area 2018 – ongoing

Large Tree Replacement Management Plan 2019 -ongoing

Retaining wall / new access paths in front of Hall – ongoing

Map of Proposed Retaining Wall

Retaining wall / new access paths / seating / stone wall / trees – future

Masterplan for whole of Recreation area – future

DCRAG 2023 quarterly meetings will be held at the Community Pavilion:

Monday, 27th February (AGM)

This is the Advisory Groups AGM. As per our Terms of Reference nominations are called for  a representative from the Local community otherwise not representative of a particular user group. We normally have, and encourage such representatives, to give a broader input to the Advisory group, as all other delegates are members of organizations or Associations. If wishing to nominate for this community role come along to the meeting, or advise Secretary, Colin James, of your wish.  At this meeting, the election of Chairperson and Secretary will also take place.

Monday, 22nd May

Monday, 28th August

Monday, 17th November

The pdf available for download outlines the proposal that DCRAG sent to the Shire of Mundaring in January.