Still Time to Have Your Say on Brooker Park Master Plan

Published on 06 December 2017

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With just over two weeks to go, Baw Baw Shire Council in encouraging the community to share ideas and suggestions to help draft the first stages of a Master Plan for Warragul’s Brooker Park.

Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Councillor Joe Gauci said since the ‘Have Your Say’ consultation process opened in mid-November, there has been a really positive and engaging community response.

“Based on the conversations and feedback received so far, there are a lot of people who are passionate about this park and we’re seeing a lot of great ideas and suggestions rolling in”, said the Mayor.

“The community drop in session held back in November was really successful. We were able to speak with residents face-to-face and get some first-hand feedback from people who use the park regularly.

“We have also been in close contact with the different sporting clubs and community groups who regularly use Brooker Park to make sure that we capture exactly how the park is being used and where it can be improved.

“I strongly encourage anyone who visits the park to take a few minutes to fill in the short online survey and let us know what you would like to see in this park in the future.”

Once developed, the Master Plan will help Council guide the future management of this important park over the next 10 years and identify potential open space upgrades such as plantings, access and park infrastructure.

Having a Master Plan in place also better positions Council to seek external funding for future works should opportunities arise.

Submissions will be open until 5.00pm on Friday 22 December 2017.

“Following this first round of community consultation, Council will develop a draft Master Plan which will once again be shared with the community to read and review prior to being adopted”, said the Mayor.

Residents are encouraged to fill in a short online survey or downloadable consultation pack which can be found on the Have Your Say section of Council’s website.