Have your say on strategy for parks and open spaces

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Bundaberg Regional Council has invited public comment on its draft strategy for parks and open spaces.
If you have ideas about parks and open spaces, now is the time to have your voice heard.

If you are passionate about parks or would just like to be informed about future plans, now is the time to review Bundaberg Regional Council’s Parks and Open Space Strategy 2018-25.

Portfolio spokesman Cr Wayne Honor said the strategy was developed following extensive community and stakeholder engagement.

“Feedback from the community is a key step in helping to shape the strategy, which details Council’s approach to parks and open space planning,” Cr Honor said.

“This includes identifying community needs and expectations, to inform planning and development across the parks and open space network whilst continuing to support their maintenance and management into the future.”

Cr Honor said some of the topics covered in the draft strategy included improved play opportunities for children and teenagers, provision of shade (trees and structural) , improved lighting, security and maintenance.

“The strategy also includes a capital works program identifying parks and open spaces for upgrade and development over the next three years,” he said.

“We are very proud of our wonderful parks and recreational areas and believe they provide a quality space for recreational activities, family time and to be physically active.

“Access to quality parks is an important factor in maintaining quality of life, supporting child development and promoting health and well being of our community.”

Feedback on the draft to inform the final strategy is the final step in its development, prior to adoption by Council.

“Interested community members and organisations are encouraged to review the draft and make submissions to Council on matters they wish to have considered in the finalisation of the strategy,” Cr Honor said.

Parks and open space strategy

The draft Bundaberg Regional Council Parks & Open Space Strategy 2018 – 2025 is now available to be viewed by the public, with feedback submissions due by 22 February 2019.

View the strategy here.

If you have any questions, contact the department via [email protected]