Skaters, riders, kids and kids at heart are invited to help design the new skate park and playground at Anna Bay’s Robinson Reserve as part of upgrades to the Birubi Point Aboriginal Place.
Port Stephens Council has successfully secured $1.35m funding from the NSW Government under the Stronger Country Communities Fund, and will contribute a further $320,000 to the project.
Council’s Community and Recreation Coordinator Brock Lamont says consultation is now underway for Stage 1 of the upgrade, which includes a skate park, playground, public amenities and car park.
“We know the community of Anna Bay has been waiting a long time for this upgrade, so we want to make sure that they have a say in the design of their new playground and skate park,” Mr Lamont said.
“We’re now seeking feedback on what elements should be included, as well as how the design should look and feel. Our consultant McGregor Coxall will use these ideas to help shape the design of these new additions to Robinson Reserve.
“We’ll go back to the community for further consultation once the concept designs have been developed, with construction of Stage 1 on track to start next year.
“As the park is within a declared Aboriginal Place, we are working closely with registered Aboriginal parties to understand the cultural significance of the site and how to appropriately manage any potential impacts the project may have,” he added.
There are many opportunities to have a say on the revamp of Robinson Reserve:
- Online: haveyoursay.portstephens.nsw.gov.au/robinson-reserve
- Drop-in session: 10am to 2pm Saturday 13 October at the TYCA workshop, Tomaree Sports Complex
- Complete the ‘Create your dream design’ survey flyer available at Port Stephens Libraries, Council’s Administration Building in Raymond Terrace and the Visitor Information Centre at Nelson Bay.
Feedback is being sought from now until Sunday 28 October 2018.