The proposed Smythesdale Sub-Regional Play Space Project will deliver a new central play space, with public amenities, in Smythesdale that caters to a diverse range of age groups and services townships in the north of the Shire. The project aims to increase opportunities for social connection and inclusion for residents and users, and will support the health and wellbeing of the Golden Plains community.
The upgrade aligns to the Golden Plains Shire Play Space Strategy 2019-2029 and the Council Plan 2021-2025, and will support the growing population in the north of the Shire.
Council is currently seeking funding to deliver the design and construction of the proposed $2.25 million project.
An important part of the early planning stage for the Smythesdale Sub-Regional Play Space and to support Council’s advocacy for this project, concept plans for the play space and supporting infrastructure will be prepared by Council, under guidance and input from the community to provide a scope, options and costings for progressing the potential project.
How You Can Be Involved:
To ensure the Smythesdale Sub-Regional Play Space Project meets the need of the community, community members were invited to share their thoughts on the project and identify their priorities for the play space from Friday 16 September to 9am, Monday 24 October.
Members of the public could provide feedback online, by email or by post as well as at the Smythesdale Country Market on Saturday, 22 October where community members had the opportunity to discuss the proposed Smythesdale Sub-Regional Play Space project with Council officers.
What Happens Next:
The feedback provided by the community in the Smythesdale Sub-Regional Play Space survey will be considered in the development of concept plans for the project. Council will continue to seek external funding to complete the design and construction of the play space.