Centennial Park concept design open for feedback
MEDIA RELEASE 7 December 2018
Earlier this year Council engaged dsb Landscape Architects to prepare a concept landscape design that reflected the community's aspirations for the future upgrade of Centennial Park, Bathurst.
After extensive community consultation, a report was produced that indicated the community’s wishes for the park’s future was to keep it green, keep it open and make it useful.
Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the process of developing an acceptable plan for this important green space within the Bathurst CBD was nearing completion.
“We have received a lot of creative and constructive feedback as to what should be included within a revitalised Centennial Park and I would like to thank our community for participating,” he said.
“Council is again asking everyone to get involved to gain community sentiment on the proposed design option.”
The concept landscape plan identifies the following inclusions for Centennial Park:
· The retaining of all trees within the park, with the exception of some that are in poor health
· New tree planting to keep the tree lined pedestrian pathways and to add autumn colour
· Improved irrigated grass open areas
· Keeping the existing shape of the park with intersecting pedestrian pathways
· Design that lends the park to a ‘passive’ and an ‘active’ area
· Renovation of a cricket pitch including levelling, irrigation and terraced grass seating/viewing areas
· Heritage style pedestrian vehicle mitigation measures
· New children’s play equipment
· BBQ area with tree and plantings surround
· Curved trellis with seating and climbers next to barbecue area
· Winding track with exercise stations
· Heritage style smart sensor lighting along pedestrian pathways
· Central gazebo with seating
· Heritage style furniture dotted around the park
· Formalisation of the pedestrian pathway with heritage style red brick edges
· Terraced stairs with incorporated disabled access
· Relocated bus stop with improved access
To view the plan and provide feedback please visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Comments and suggestions will be received up until 11 January 2019.
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