Council seeks community feedback on park upgrades

Published on 5 February 2018

Gordon Recreational Ground and Robert Pymble Park are next on Council’s list for major upgrades and residents are being invited to give their ideas by 1 March.

Gordon Recreational Ground is located in Werona Street Gordon and residents were surveyed in 2016 on what they would like to see included as part of the proposed upgrade.

Following this consultation the Council’s landscape architects have prepared a draft masterplan for the park on public exhibition for comment till 1 March.

A masterplan guides the long term management of the park, taking into account the needs of all users. Masterplans are often set out in stages so as funds become available work can be progressively completed.

Elements proposed in the draft masterplan include an upgraded pathway with additional lighting to improve safety and accessibility; an expanded playground area; additional picnic tables and seating areas and fully accessible toilet facilities. 

New lighting and line-marking for the tennis courts to allow sports such as basketball and netball to be played on them are included as part of the proposed masterplan.

Residents are also being asked to comment on what they would like to see in a proposed upgrade of Robert Pymble Park in Alma Street Pymble.

A survey is available at conversations.nsw.gov.au or residents can comment online. Written comments can also be mailed to the Council at Locked Bag 1056 Pymble NSW 2073 or emailed to kmc@kmc.nsw.gov.au until 1 March. 

Feedback will be incorporated in a draft masterplan that will be prepared later this year.

Mayor Jennifer Anderson said the park upgrades formed part of an overall plan to make Ku-ring-gai’s parks and playgrounds more accessible to all residents.

“We are particularly keen to hear from parents of young children and those with a disability,” she said.

Click here to find out more about both projects or visit Council’s Customer Service Centre at 818 Pacific Highway Gordon. For any enquiries call the Council’s Community Engagement Coordinator on 9242 0757 during business hours.

 

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