Joplin Park Upgrade and Naming - Woodcroft

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Joplin park upgrade – Woodcroft

Consultation now closed

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback!

During the consultation, 83 people visited the Your Say page and 12 people provided feedback via the online survey. In addition approximately 25 residents attended the on site drop in session.

You told us that the playground would be well used by local residents once upgraded and that the park is often used by residents to rest and relax, for the open space and for the basketball keyway.

We are now working on the final design for the park and prioritising the additional factors requested from the local community.

Here’s what we heard through the consultation that we are either already incorporating or now considering (pending budget):

  • More challenging playground equipment to better suit a wide range of ages
  • Including a netball ring
  • Adding a dog bag dispenser
  • Moving the shelter so it is in a central location for the park.

Here’s what was requested, but will not be included as they are outside of the service standard for a local family park:

  • BBQ
  • Fenced playground
  • Walking track around full park.

Construction is estimated to take place during the 2022-23 financial year subject to approval through Council's annual budget process.

Formal name for Joplin park

We're also considering a formal name for Joplin park and in October-November 2021 we sought ideas from the local community. All suggested names were assessed against the criteria outlined in council's Place Naming Policy, and presented to elected members for shortlisting at the Strategic Directions Committee meeting on 5 July 2022. At the meeting it was decided to put this place naming process on hold until the review of council's Place Naming Policy and Procedure have been completed. This means the next stage of the place naming process where we seek community members' votes on the shortlisted names will not take place in 2022. However this will not affect the park upgrade which will go ahead as planned (scheduled for construction in 2022-23).

Joplin park upgrade – Woodcroft

Consultation now closed

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback!

During the consultation, 83 people visited the Your Say page and 12 people provided feedback via the online survey. In addition approximately 25 residents attended the on site drop in session.

You told us that the playground would be well used by local residents once upgraded and that the park is often used by residents to rest and relax, for the open space and for the basketball keyway.

We are now working on the final design for the park and prioritising the additional factors requested from the local community.

Here’s what we heard through the consultation that we are either already incorporating or now considering (pending budget):

  • More challenging playground equipment to better suit a wide range of ages
  • Including a netball ring
  • Adding a dog bag dispenser
  • Moving the shelter so it is in a central location for the park.

Here’s what was requested, but will not be included as they are outside of the service standard for a local family park:

  • BBQ
  • Fenced playground
  • Walking track around full park.

Construction is estimated to take place during the 2022-23 financial year subject to approval through Council's annual budget process.

Formal name for Joplin park

We're also considering a formal name for Joplin park and in October-November 2021 we sought ideas from the local community. All suggested names were assessed against the criteria outlined in council's Place Naming Policy, and presented to elected members for shortlisting at the Strategic Directions Committee meeting on 5 July 2022. At the meeting it was decided to put this place naming process on hold until the review of council's Place Naming Policy and Procedure have been completed. This means the next stage of the place naming process where we seek community members' votes on the shortlisted names will not take place in 2022. However this will not affect the park upgrade which will go ahead as planned (scheduled for construction in 2022-23).

Page last updated: 06 Jul 2022, 10:11 AM