SINGLETON shire residents have the opportunity to express their views on future open space and recreation needs of the community.
Singleton Council has employed ROSS Planning to develop a blueprint for future needs when it comes to sporting and passive recreation facilities and parks.
ROSS Planning has already looked at the shire’s current facilities and now the company will be holding a series of community meetings to hear directly from the residents.
These meetings start on Monday, September 10, at Broke Public School from 3pm.
The following day, meetings will be held at Jerrys Plains Public School, starting at 3pm and later that night at Singleton Civic Centre from 6.30pm to 8pm.
Singleton Council parks and facilities technician, Richard Upston, said the council undertook a similar study in 2002 and this study would provide an update on the shire’s facilities and community trends.
Following the 2002 report council undertook an expansion of its cycleway network and undertook a masterplan for Rose Point Park.
Mr Upston said part of the masterplan for Rose Point Park was the installation of an all ability playground.
“We want to hear from residents about what we have done right, what they like and what is needed,” he said.
“And its not just about sporting facilities as ROSS Planning will be holding discussions directly with local sporting clubs.
Local resident Lucy Archer said she liked Rose Point Park because it was in a quiet location and was well fenced and shady.
Mr Upston said for those residents who could not attend the community meetings they could go to the council website and follow the links to do an online survey at www.singleton