Chilcomb Drive park upgrade

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Exciting news!

We’re improving the park on Chilcomb Drive, Huntfield Heights

Latest Update

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback.

During the consultation, the Your Say page was visited 44 times and three people provided feedback via the online survey. A further twelve people attended the on-site information session and provided feedback.

It was fantastic that there was 100% support for the park upgrade.

We are now working on the design and will share this as soon as it’s ready.

Here’s what we heard that we are either already incorporating or now considering:

  • Additional seating and picnic bench
  • Incorporating a pathway around the irrigated area
  • Maintenance to existing trees
  • Move the dog bag dispenser and the bin closer to the playground area

Here’s what was requested, but will not be included:

  • Basketball keyway
  • Adult fitness equipment
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Drinking fountain
  • Shelter
  • Fruit trees

It’s important to know why these features will not be included. This park has been identified as a Local Family Park and is designed for stays of up to one hour. Each park has a service level and all parks are planned for the catchment of people expected to use it.

When there are requests for BBQ’s, shelters and other infrastructure, it needs to be considered about the increased number of visitors that these facilities would attract. This includes the increased need for parking, increased noise and unfortunately at times an increase in vandalism. The upgrade also needs to be within the budget allocated.

Chilcomb is a Local Family Park and you can click here to find out more about our service levels.

Background

The existing playground, seating and irrigation system at this park are due for replacement and the aim of the upgrade is to provide a playground suitable for children up to 12 years of age.

The proposed design includes replacement of the playground, new park furniture, path improvements and an upgrade of the irrigation system.

This upgrade is expected to be constructed by December 2021 and is being funded through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program. The Australian Government has committed $500 million to the LRCI Program to support jobs and businesses from the impacts of COVID-19.

View the Concept Plan.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Consultation closed 15 February 2021.

Exciting news!

We’re improving the park on Chilcomb Drive, Huntfield Heights

Latest Update

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback.

During the consultation, the Your Say page was visited 44 times and three people provided feedback via the online survey. A further twelve people attended the on-site information session and provided feedback.

It was fantastic that there was 100% support for the park upgrade.

We are now working on the design and will share this as soon as it’s ready.

Here’s what we heard that we are either already incorporating or now considering:

  • Additional seating and picnic bench
  • Incorporating a pathway around the irrigated area
  • Maintenance to existing trees
  • Move the dog bag dispenser and the bin closer to the playground area

Here’s what was requested, but will not be included:

  • Basketball keyway
  • Adult fitness equipment
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Drinking fountain
  • Shelter
  • Fruit trees

It’s important to know why these features will not be included. This park has been identified as a Local Family Park and is designed for stays of up to one hour. Each park has a service level and all parks are planned for the catchment of people expected to use it.

When there are requests for BBQ’s, shelters and other infrastructure, it needs to be considered about the increased number of visitors that these facilities would attract. This includes the increased need for parking, increased noise and unfortunately at times an increase in vandalism. The upgrade also needs to be within the budget allocated.

Chilcomb is a Local Family Park and you can click here to find out more about our service levels.

Background

The existing playground, seating and irrigation system at this park are due for replacement and the aim of the upgrade is to provide a playground suitable for children up to 12 years of age.

The proposed design includes replacement of the playground, new park furniture, path improvements and an upgrade of the irrigation system.

This upgrade is expected to be constructed by December 2021 and is being funded through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program. The Australian Government has committed $500 million to the LRCI Program to support jobs and businesses from the impacts of COVID-19.

View the Concept Plan.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Consultation closed 15 February 2021.