New play space plan for How­long

The Free Press (Corowa) - - CLASSIES (03) -

Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil has re­leased a draft con­cept plan for a new play space at Lowe Square and is invit­ing com­mu­nity feed­back.

The plan pro­poses an ex­cit­ing com­mu­nity space which in­cludes play equip­ment, fea­ture rocks and land­scap­ing, a skate park and a se­ries of con­nect­ing paths.

Fund­ing is be­ing pro­vided to sup­port the de­vel­op­ment of the skate park.

Coun­cil will con­tinue work­ing with stake­hold­ers to fi­nalise a de­sign and is es­pe­cially in­ter­ested in work­ing with young res­i­dents.

Coun­cil is also pro­gress­ing plans for a sec­ond play­ground in How­long fol­low­ing feed­back from the com­mu­nity af­ter the ur­gent re­moval of equip­ment at Lions Park and Me­mo­rial Park due to flood dam­age and safety is­sues.

Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil Ad­min­is­tra­tor Mike Eden said while coun­cil would con­tinue to utilise funds avail­able in the cur­rent bud­get to de­velop a main play­ground at Lowe Square, plans and cost­ings will now be pre­pared for a sec­ond play­ground so that fund­ing can be sourced for this.

“We are hope­ful there may be some op­por­tu­ni­ties to gain sup­port from the com­mu­nity to as­sist with this project,” he said.

“A sur­vey is cur­rently avail­able to col­lect feed­back on the draft Lowe Square con­cept plan and in­put from res­i­dents will also help to de­ter­mine a pos­si­ble lo­ca­tion for the sec­ond play space and un­der­stand the type of equip­ment res­i­dents would like to see in­stalled.

“Com­mu­nity in­fra­struc­ture that meets the needs of fam­i­lies and young peo­ple is crit­i­cal for com­mu­ni­ties like How­long and we are fo­cused on achiev­ing some good out­comes in this space.”

The sur­vey is avail­able un­til Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 13 and can be com­pleted on­line by vis­it­ing

Hard­copies of the sur­vey can also be col­lected from the How­long Li­brary and Re­source Cen­tre.

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