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Have Your Say on Your New Park

Consultation is now closed.

Consultation ran from 15 September to 27 October 2017 

Contact:

Ted Webster - Landscape Architect

Ph: (02) 9911 3563
Email

Background

The 'Mowbray Precinct' has seen significant population increase from new development without suitable recreation space available for new and existing residents.

Council first commenced the process to acquire sites in Pinaroo Place from the NSW Land and Housing Corporation in 2013 in line with the 2011 JBA Mowbray Road Precinct, Master Planning Study.

At Council's August 2017 meeting it was announced that Council had reached a partnership with NSW Land and Housing Corporation to acquire six lots in Pinaroo Place as part of a transaction agreement that includes the transfer of Council land at Girraween Reserve. The agreement includes a commitment by Council to seek approval for rezoning of land at 552 Mowbray Road to provide a pocket park in close proximity to the existing Girraween Reserve.

As a result of the agreement, Council will be able to provide a 6,300m2 recreation space utilising the six lots in Pinaroo Place, the Pinaroo Place cul-de-sac and the existing park on Kullah Parade.

Overview

Council consulted with the community on the new park at Pinaroo Place/Kullah Parade as well as the proposed pocket park at 552 Mowbray Road.

The community was encouraged to provide feedback on the proposed 6,300 m2 park design which currently includes the following features:-

  1. Off-street parking
  2. Table tennis
  3. Play equipment
  4. Full size basketball court
  5. All abilities access toilet block
  6. Serpentine walking path
  7. Multi use open lawn area
  8. Meeting circle/outdoor classroom
  9. Multi use platform/stage
  10. Picnic shelter, table setting and barbeque
  11. Pump track for skateboards, scooters and bikes
  12. Multi use games area
  13. New turning facility
  14. Potential community garden

View the Master Plan and Landscape Plan for the expanded Park.

This expanded recreation area is made possible by the agreement between Council and the NSW Land and Housing Corporation. It will see the existing park on Girraween Avenue transferred to the NSW Land and Housing Corporation. As a result Council is seeking to rezone land at 552 Mowbray Road for the purpose of an additional pocket park utilising equipment from the existing Girraween Reserve along with seating and landscaping.

View the 552 Mowbray Road Landscape Plan which is being proposed for the new pocket park.

In addition to seeking feedback on the proposed park designs Council also sought suggestions for names for the expanded Pinaroo Park and is ran a separate consultation in relation to the proposed road closure of the Pinaroo Place cul-de-sac.

Community Information Session

Council hosted a Community Information Session on Wednesday 18 October from 6:15pm – 7:00pm at the Civic Centre. This information session provided an overview of the background information to the consultation.

Outcome

Council considered the comments received during the consultation period in the preparation of a post consultation report on this matter for the Ordinary Council meeting of 21 May 2018.  Council resolved to name the new park "Mindarie Park", adopt the amended Landscape Master Plan dated 4 May 2018, and seek grant funding opportunities to contribute to the cost of the park.

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