Will anything from this plan be built this financial year?
Yes. Council has committed to building a new toilet block in the park, as well as the footbridge and associated pathways to connect the southern part of Normanville with the township.
How will the river environment be protected and enhanced?
There is a plan in place to continue the native revegetation work along the riparian zone.
No built facilities are planned below the 100-year flood line.
Access across the river will be directed via the new footbridge in order to minimise the impact of foot traffic on the river.
Why is Council spending money on the Park?
What facilities are planned for families with young children?
A nature play area is included in the plan (marked K on the Draft Concept Plan) to be located within view of the barbecue shelters.
Nature play is a concept to encourage children to spend more time playing outdoors using their imaginations in a natural setting. It inspires open-ended possibilities for self-designed play, creativity, learning and socialising.
Research demonstrates that unstructured, outdoor play in nature is fundamental to childhood and that it is as important to children as food and sleep!
Another recent Swedish study demonstrated that children who are able to play in natural environments have less illness and better physical ability than those who play in human-designed environments and playgrounds.
Will more parking be created?
Will dogs be allowed off-leash in the park?
What are Council's plans for the cottage that is in the park?
How will stormwater be managed under the new plan?