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Parks, sports facilities and more in the spotlight

27 November 2015

Interested in future directions about local parks, sports facilities, or the Circular Head War Memorial Swimming Pool? Or have something to say about recreation activities you would like to do in Circular Head and Waratah-Wynyard Council areas?

Both Councils have today launched the joint Open Space, Sports and Recreation  Plan with @leisure Planners recently visiting the main facilities and being briefed about both Council’s policies and plans.   

The community and stakeholder engagement has now commenced with a webpage set up to for people to keep up to date with what is happening on the project and links to different ways to have your say.

Options to get involved include:

  1. Make a quick comment on the project via www.warwyn.tas.gov.au/yoursay or www.circularhead.tas.gov.au/yoursay
  2. Fill in a survey on line via the above websites or at Council.
  3. Make a comment on either Council’s Facebook pages www.facebook.com/WaratahWynyard or www.facebook.com/CircularHeadCouncil
  4. Send us your thoughts in writing, as a submission.
  5. Come to a community/stakeholder workshop to discuss the project. Dates and locations are available on both Council’s websites, and included below:
    • Wednesday 2 December 2015 from 4pm-6pm at the Waratah-Wynyard Council office, 21 Saunders Street, Wynyard
    • Wednesday 2 December 2015 from 7pm-9pm at the Waratah-Wynyard Council office, 21 Saunders Street, Wynyard
    • Thursday 3 December 2015 from 4pm-6pm at the Circular Head Community and Recreation Centre, corner of Nelson and Grant streets, Smithton
    • Thursday 3 December 2015 from 7pm-9pm at the Circular Head Community and Recreation Centre, corner of Nelson and Grant streets, Smithton
    • Wynyard Recreation Precinct Users and interested community members - Thursday 10 December 2015 from 4pm-6pm at the Waratah-Wynyard Council office, 21 Saunders Street, Wynyard
    • Frederick Street Users and interested community members - Thursday 10 December 2015 from 7pm-9pm at the Waratah-Wynyard Council office, 21 Saunders Street, Wynyard
    • Stanley Showground Users and interested community members – Monday 14 December 2015 from 5.30pm-7pm at the Stanley Recreation Ground, Main Street, Stanley
    • Circular Head War Memorial Swimming Pool Users and interested community members – Tuesday 15 December 2015 from 5.30pm-7pm at the Circular Head Community and Recreation Centre, corner of Nelson and Grant streets, Smithton
    • Smithton Sports and Recreation Precinct Users and interested community members – Tuesday 15 December 2015 from 7.30pm-9pm at the Circular Head Community and Recreation Centre, corner of Nelson and Grant streets, Smithton
  6. Comment on the plan when it is in draft. Leave your name on the websites and we can contact you, or please check the websites for project updates.

For more information on the project visit the project websites, either Council’s websites at www.warwyn.tas.gov.au or www.circularhead.tas.gov.au or please contact Waratah-Wynyard Council on 6443 8351 or Circular Head Council on 6452 4800.

The Plan will provide:

  1. An open space, sport  and recreation classification hierarchy based on catchment and function;
  2. Standards for supply of open space, sport and recreation grounds, facilities and asset;
  3. An open space, sport and recreation supply and demand analysis;
  4. Master planning for identified key open space, recreation facilities and/or sports grounds.  Specifically:
    • Wynyard Recreation Precinct, including the Showgrounds;
    • Frederick Street Reserve, including the BMX track;
    • Smithton sports and recreation precinct; and the
    • Stanley showground
  5. A comprehensive community engagement processes; and
  6. A prioritised and costed set of actions to achieve overall open space, sport and recreation vision and goals.

 Services and facilities to be examined under the plan include: recreation grounds and facilities, museums, public halls, public toilets, community centres, skate parks, the Circular Head War Memorial Swimming Pool, walking tracks, cemeteries, public gardens, nature strips, boat ramps and others.

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