Thousands of Tuggeranong residents are attracted to the Town Centre Park for the annual Tuggeranong Festival
Thousands of Tuggeranong residents are attracted to the Town Centre Park for the annual Tuggeranong Festival

Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, has invited Tuggeranong residents to provide feedback on the draft master plan for Tuggeranong Town Park.

Mr Rattenbury says the ACT Government has allocated $80,000 for the preparation of the master plan as part of the Town and District Park Upgrade Program.

“Since the Town Park opened in 1995, community needs and demands have changed. It is now time to plan for the next stage in the park’s life and provide more contemporary and well designed recreational facilities for Tuggeranong,” Mr Rattenbury said.

“A draft master plan has been developed to guide future management, maintenance and upgrade of the park over the next five to ten years as funding opportunities become available. I encourage people to review the plan and provide comments during the consultation period, which runs until 5pm on Friday 22 March 2013.”

Key recommendations for the park include:

improved pedestrian and cycle access into the park

  • an activities area for young people that incorporates elements such as rock climbing walls to be located adjacent to the existing skate park
  • new entries into the formal garden from Anketell and Collishaw Streets
  • redesign of the formal garden to provide an area for casual game play (this includes a level gravel playing surface, shelters, lighting and power outlets)
  • a new lake edge path to improve access along the foreshore
  • additional pergolas and park furniture
  • enlarge and upgrade the existing play space
  • potential for a contemporary water play feature.

“I am committed to providing high quality recreation areas and facilities in the ACT and encourage everyone who uses the park to get involved and provide their valuable input to this important project,” Mr Rattenbury said.

Download a copy of the Tuggeranong Town Park Master Plan here.

To view the Master Plan presentation delivered to the TCC on 5 March 2013, please visit the “Presentations” page

 

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