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Parks and Open Spaces Survey

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MEDIA RELEASE – 4 February 2021

A recent community survey was conducted to assist with Mareeba Shire Council’s Parks and Open Spaces Strategy development.

The feedback will be analysed over the coming months and used to guide the development of the Strategy which will then be shared with the community.

Council recognises the importance of providing quality public spaces and facilities to encourage active communities and to improve the visual appeal and liveability of the Shire. To support this vision, Council is developing a Parks and Open Spaces Strategy to ensure that these public spaces are planned and managed for a growing community using sound asset management principles.

Mareeba Shire Mayor Angela Toppin thanked residents and community groups for taking the time to provide feedback.

“We received over 400 responses which will help drive our strategic vision for Council’s Parks and Open Spaces Strategy,” Cr Toppin said.

“The community feedback will give Council a better understanding of how the community currently uses our parks and open spaces and their ideas for these recreation areas.

“The information will assist us developing actions and priorities under the Parks and Open Spaces Strategy,” Cr Toppin said.

Council maintains a variety of parks and open spaces such as recreational areas, water esplanades, streetscapes, footpaths and cycleways.

Mareeba Shire Council recognises the importance of providing quality public spaces and facilities to encourage active communities and to improve the visual appeal and liveability of the Shire. To support this vision, Council is developing a Parks and Open Spaces Strategy to ensure that these public spaces are planned and managed for a growing community using sound asset management principles.

 

Mareeba Shire Council maintains a variety of parks and open spaces such as recreational parks, waterway esplanades, streetscapes, footpaths and cycleways.  Your feedback is important and is the starting point for community engagement which will assist with informing the development of this Strategy. This survey closes on Monday 1 February 2021.

MEDIA RELEASE – 1 December 2020

Mareeba Shire Council is seeking feedback from residents and community groups to improve recreation facilities across the Shire.

Mayor Angela Toppin said Council would seek feedback from the community to guide the development of the Parks and Open Space Strategy. “Community engagement will be undertaken with the view to understand what residents want to see in terms of outdoor recreation facilities,” Cr Toppin said.

“We have many parks and open spaces across the Shire and this Strategy will establish a vision and strategic direction for these recreational areas.

“The purpose of the survey is to gather information from residents and community groups about how often they use the parks and open space, where they visit and what elements are important to them.”

The survey is available online at Council’s website and hard copies are also available from Council’s customer service centres and libraries.

Residents and community groups are encouraged to submit their feedback by Monday 1 February 2021.