Future Of Public Parks On Display
3 October 2017
INVERELL residents will have the chance to see plans for the future of Inverell’s parks and sporting fields when the Public Open Space Strategy goes on exhibition this month.
Council mayor Paul Harmon is encouraging locals to take a look at the Strategy and explains public open space includes parks, reserves and sporting fields.
“It includes parcels of land such as the Sporting Complex, parks like Campbell Park and Lake Inverell along with dedicated sports facilities including the tennis club”.
“Many of these areas are much-loved public spaces and the aim of the Strategy is to ensure that public open spaces are managed sustainably and deliver outcomes such as wellbeing and enjoyment for our community”.
Cr Harmon explained the Public Open Space Strategy has been developed by ROSS Planning, who are a specialist firm from Brisbane.
“The ROSS team conducted facility inspections, met with user groups, individuals, committees, sports club members and volunteers, undertook background research and looked at community demand”.
“The Strategy provides Council with a framework to direct public open space planning and management in a co-ordinated and effective manner”.
In addition, to specific recommendations for each parcel of public open space, the Strategy also outlines a number of key directions to connect areas, provide recreation corridors, activate parks and programs and monitor commercial use of these areas.
To help residents learn more, Council will host a one-day ‘drop-in’ information session on Wednesday, 1 November at the Council Administration Centre. ROSS Planning will be in attendance.
The Strategy is available to view via the Inverell Public Open Space web page or at the Administration Centre in Otho Street.
|Image: Mayor Paul Harmon encourages locals to view the Public Open Space Strategy.|
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