Have your say on Brooker Park

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

A drop-in ses­sion for com­mu­nity mem­bers to re­view and pro­vide feed­back on a draft master plan for War­ragul’s Brooker Park will be held on Satur­day, April 21.

Baw Baw Shire Coun­cil’s draft master plan cap­tures the com­mu­nity’s vi­sion for the park’s fu­ture man­age­ment as well as iden­ti­fy­ing po­ten­tial open space up­grades such as plant­ings, ac­cess and park in­fra­struc­ture.

Coun­cil of­fi­cers will host the drop-in in­for­ma­tion ses­sion at Brooker Park be­tween 8.30am and 12.30pm.

Baw Baw Shire mayor Joe Gauci said the first round of con­sul­ta­tion held in Oc­to­ber 2017 re­turned 123 sub­mis­sions of valu­able feed­back and rec­om­men­da­tions which have helped shape the draft doc­u­ment.

“Dur­ing the ini­tial con­sul­ta­tion we heard strong sup­port for main­tain­ing the park’s spa­cious char­ac­ter, en­hanc­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal qual­ity and in­creased pro­vi­sion of pas­sive recre­ation in War­ragul’s broader open space net­work,” said Cr Gauci.

“This time around we are par­tic­u­larly keen to un­der­stand what the com­mu­nity’s pri­or­i­ties are for the park so we can be con­fi­dent that the over­all vi­sion is cap­tured for this beau­ti­ful space.

“Open spa­ces are sig­nif­i­cant to our shire’s live­abil­ity and help con­trib­ute to our com­mu­nity’s health and well­be­ing. Brooker Park is an im­por­tant and much-loved com­mu­nity as­set, and we en­cour­age any­one in­ter­ested in the park to re­view the draft master plan and have their say.”

In ad­di­tion to the drop-in ses­sion, com­mu­nity mem­bers can re­view a copy of the draft master plan and pro­vide feed­back on­line by vis­it­ing the “Have Your Say” page on coun­cil’s web­site.

This sec­ond phase of this con­sul­ta­tion will close on Fri­day, May 11 at 5pm.

The re­sponses re­ceived will be con­sid­ered in the de­vel­op­ment of the fi­nal master plan. This plan will be pre­sented to coun­cil for adop­tion in June.

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