New play space plan for Howlong
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 www.corowa.nsw.gov.au.
Hardcopies of the survey can also be collected from the Howlong Library and Resource Centre.