Residents and community groups are encouraged to give feedback on how parks, playgrounds and sporting fields are planned, managed and developed. Mayor George Seymour and Councillor Jade Wellings at Petersen Park in Craignish. Photo: Contributed
Residents and community groups are encouraged to give feedback on how parks, playgrounds and sporting fields are planned, managed and developed. Mayor George Seymour and Councillor Jade Wellings at Petersen Park in Craignish. Photo: Contributed

Have your say on parks, sports and open spaces

FRASER COAST residents and local sporting clubs are encouraged to have their say on how open space such as parks, playgrounds and sporting fields are planned, managed and developed into the future.

Cr Jade Wellings said the council was developing an Open Space Strategy to provide a community vision for the improvement of open space on the Fraser Coast.

“Open space is land set aside for public recreation and can include recreation parks and playgrounds, sports fields and courts, dog off leash areas, and green corridors with footpaths or trails,” she said.

“Open spaces are significant public assets that contribute to liveable and sustainable communities, providing numerous social, health, economic and environmental benefits.

Cr Wellings said a dedicated project page had been set up on the council’s Engagement Hub website, with surveys now open for both residents and community clubs.

“The community survey is open to all residents and the community clubs survey is specific to clubs and organisations that use open spaces such as sport fields, courts and parks,” she said.

“Council is determined to ensure we preserve the unique environment and lifestyle we all enjoy on the Fraser Coast, and this Strategy will help us to achieve that goal.

“The surveys only take a few minutes to complete so I encourage everyone to get involved and have their say about open space on the Fraser Coast.”

The surveys are open now and close 20 November 2020.