Open Space, Recreation & Public Realm Plan
Upon completion of public consultation on the Open Space, Recreation and Public Realm Plan (February/March 2017) Council reviewed the feedback and finalised the Plan. A report went before the Council in April 2017. At this meeting, Council endorsed the final version of the Open Space, Recreation and Public Realm Plan. Click on the links below to view The Strategy and Planning for Districts Report. Also provided is an extract of the Implementation Strategy.
What's next for the Open Space, Recreation & Public Realm Plan?
Council can now begin working with the community to shape the implementation stage of the project. A partnership approach to implementation and the involvement of community groups and other government bodies will be essential to the success of the Open Space, Recreation and Public Realm Plan.
Council staff have developed a work plan which enables the planning, budgeting and prioritisation of work recommended to occur as part of the Mid Murray Council Open Space, Recreation and Public Realm Plan.
Open Space, Recreation and Public Realm Plan – what is planned for my community?
Click on the links below to find out what is planned for your town or community.
The Range comprising of Truro, Keyneton, Palmer & Tungkillo
The Plains comprising of Cambrai & Sedan
Upper River comprising of Blanchetown, Cadell, Morgan & Mount Mary
Central River comprising of Swan Reach, Nildottie & Walker Flat
Mannum & Surrounds comprising of Mannum, Bowhill, Younghusband & Purnong
Mary Ann Reserve Master Plan, Mannum
Click on the links below to view the current draft master plan for Mary Ann Reserve, as adopted by Council at it's meeting on 9 May 2017.
What's next for the Mary Ann Reserve Master Plan?
The final Master Plan was adopted by Council as its May 2017 meeting, and now the rollout of the desired projects will occur. Importantly it should be noted that further community consultation is going to occur as part of the consideration of future building development on the land (e.g. a toilet block and/or RSL building). This will ensure voices from all sections of the community are heard and considered. This will then provide guidance about how best to move forward.
Further, in the event building works are desired to occur on the land, other consultation will occur, and may also occur as part of the Development Application process, the lease process and the Community Land Management Plan review process.
Project History - where we started and how you helped
Progress on the Open Space, Recreation and Public Realm plan has been steady and ongoing.
Consultants, engaged by Council, (WAX Design and Suter Planners) have collated the results of previous consultation, and along with Council staff prepared the Open Space, Recreation and Public Realm Plan. The Plan incorporates two documents which have been informed strongly be previous engagement with the community.
The Strategy – This document identifies key themes and directions for open space, recreation and public real in the Mid Murray Council area.
Planning for Districts – This document identifies 5 key districts/areas and using community feedback highlights key opportunities and priorities within each district. By separating the region into 5 key districts Council is able to target and apply a balanced approach to enhancing open space, recreation facilities and the public realm across the Mid Murray Council area.
Simultaneously, Council has been working with Wax Design and Suter Planners on a master plan for Mary Ann Reserve which will guide future improvements to the regions premier riverfront reserve. Mary Ann Reserve supports diverse recreation and tourism activities (boating, houseboats, water sports, swimming, picnics, events, play) and benefits the town and the region. Council began consultation with the community in November 2016, and has drafted a master plan using the feedback and information from the community, council and other stakeholders.
Who has been consulted and what did they say?
In addition to the general community consultations throughout the region, and the community survey conducted in mid 2016, there have been a number of targeted consultations, with relevant local groups, including –
- Mannum Senior Citizens Group
- Local Aboriginal Elders (MACAI)
- Mannum Rowing Club
- Mannum RSL
- Mannum Progress Association
- Various Mannum businesses
- Mannum Community College
- Keyneton Kindergarten
- Cadell Primary School
- Blanchetown Primary School
Click on the links below to find out how your community responded to consultation.
Swan Reach/Nildottie/Walker Flat
Mary Ann Reserve Consultation
Open Space, Recreation & Public Realm Plan Consultation Summary Report
Mary Ann Reserve Consultation Summary Report