Community consultation will involve several stages including:
Phase 1 - Identifying and understanding community views, concerns and aspirations for the proposed parklands.
Phase 2 - Test and review preliminary designs for the Master Plan.
Phase 3 - Draft Master Plan presented for final comments.
Phase 4 - Periodic review of Master Plan.
As this park design will start with a relatively empty block there is an opportunity to take an innovative approach with layout and features. While designs will need to be managed within available budgets, the choice of features and timing of installation of some features will be influenced by community consultation.
Council will approach the park design with an open mind and consider all ideas put forward by the community. Choices will have to be made by both the local community and Council about which features can be managed within designated and realistic budgets, which will include ongoing maintenance and operational costs.
One key guide for the community to consider is that Council is unlikely to install any features that would generally be a commercial venture such as an ice/roller-skating rink, bowling alley, cinema or water park. However, it may be possible for designs to facilitate some aspects of those ideas in a way which encourages commercial and community providers to run those activities.