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Jack Chard Park family fun day postponed

5 months ago

The Family Fun Day at Jack Chard Park, scheduled for Saturday 21 March has been postponed and will not proceed this weekend. The event was being held to encourage the community to view and comment on draft concept plans for the park while enjoying a day of fun activities with their families.

Council continues to monitor the coronavirus advice provided by Australian and State health agencies and will consider hosting the event at a later date.

Manager Parks and Active Communities Stewart Brawley said Council’s Parks and Active Communities team had partnered with St Joseph’s Catholic School to include children in the park planning process and hopes to keep this momentum up by encouraging children and their parents to vote online.

“We are looking at developing an online survey on Council’s Your Say Tweed engagement website, where people will be able to view images of the proposed park upgrades and vote on their favourite option,” Mr Brawley said.

While an online engagement does not include a free BBQ and children’s activities, it will allow members of the community of all ages to vote for their preferred design choice, while offering the 160 people who had booked free tickets for the family fun day, an alternate way to have their opinion heard.

Council will advertise the Your Say Tweed engagement page in the coming weeks. In the meantime, why not sign up to have your say on a number of Council projects at www.yoursaytweed.com.au/register

Categories: Open space, Parks
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brenner1 5 months ago
St Joseph's Private school will encourage parents to vote for an option for children's play area as it will allow students access to council owned property. Not a bad idea but use will be limited to school days and then only lunch and sport times. Any plan should allow access also to the local residents who can use it at all times an area for older people to sit and relax and also a leash free area for dogs. Judging by the chaos parents in cars cause every school day I would guess the vast majority of students do not live nearby and a park taken up with a majority of play area will be underutilised.
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