Have Your Say

Singleton Council recognises that community engagement and the participation process is a vital part of local democracy, and through our Communications and Engagement Plan 2017- 2021 we aim to ensure meaningful, informed and genuine community participate is active in Council’s decision-making process.

We also aim to utilise contemporary tools of engagement, meet community expectations, provide a consistent approach to engagement, strengthen relationships and be proactive and open to new ways to engage with the community.

PLAN OF MANAGEMENT

HOWE PARK 

Singleton Council is preparing a Plan of Management for Howe Park in Singleton, and is inviting you to have your say.

The Plan will guide the Park’s use, development, protection and management into the future.

Sporting groups, park users, neighbours, the local community, and other interested people or groups are welcome to contribute their opinions, issues or suggestions to help Council shape a plan of management and chart the Park’s future.

Howe Park is home to the Singleton Golf Club, the Howe Park Tennis Club, and the main oval which accommodates cricket in summer and soccer in winter. The Park is also a valuable green open space for casual activities such as walking, informal games, fitness training, dog-walking, socialising and relaxing – as well as adding to the visual amenity of the surrounding residential areas.

Howe Park was initially reserved as a public park in 1887 (it is part of the Singleton Heritage Walk), and today’s Park is a mix of Crown land managed by Singleton Council and Council-owned “community” land. Recent changes to Crown land legislation in NSW requires Council to prepare a plan of management – as guiding document for the area’s future.

For more information about the Park, the process for preparing the Plan of Management, and opportunities to “have your say” download the Information Sheet. 

It is important that the Park’s users, neighbours, stakeholders and the wider community have a role in helping prepare the Plan of Management. Get involved in shaping the future of Howe Park by –

  • Downloading and completing the reply-paid Feedback/Input Form. Click here to download the Feedback/Input Form 
  • Making an e-mail submission. Click here to submit your feedback via e-mail
  • Coming along to one of two drop-in information and discussion “kiosks” to be held at the park – on Wednesday 4 December (from 3pm to 7pm) or Saturday 7 December (from 10am to 2pm).
  • Sending us a written submission.
    By post to:
    The General Manager
    Singleton Council
    PO Box 314
    Singleton, NSW, 2330

    Or in person to:
    Singleton Council Administration Building
    Corner or Civic Avenue and Queen Street
    Singleton, NSW, 2330
    8am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

This initial community consultation period closes on Friday 20 December 2019.

When prepared the Draft Plan of Management for Howe Park will be exhibited for further community review and feedback in the first quarter of 2020.

Council contact: Myffy Doyle
Recreation Planner
6578 7290
council@singleton.nsw.gov.au


BULGA STOCK RESERVE

Singleton Council is preparing a Plan of Management for Bulga Stock Reserve and is inviting you to have your say.

The Plan will guide the Reserve’s protection, management, development and use into the future.

Reserve neighbours, Bulga residents, interest groups and other stakeholders, and the wider community are welcome to contribute their opinions, issues or suggestions to help Council shape a plan of management and chart the Reserve’s future.

Located north-east of Putty Road the Bulga Stock Reserve is one of the larger areas of public open space in the Bulga Village. It is a 5.3 hectare area of Crown land, managed by Singleton Council, which was reserved for public recreation in 1993 (and no longer used as a travelling stock reserve). The Reserve is mainly an open paddock, mostly cleared and gently undulating, dotted with stands of both introduced and older native trees as well as grasses, low shrubs and a variety of weeds. The entire area is subject to flooding from the nearby Wollombi Brook, and impacted by stormwater flows piped under Putty Road.

The Reserve does not, at present, feature any developed community access or recreation facilities. However it is strategically located within Bulga Village, and is the main area of public land connecting and providing access to the Wollombi Creek corridor. The site’s potential was recognised by the Bulga Landscape Masterplan prepared for Council in 2015, which proposed a number of low-key developments for the enjoyment of visitors and residents.

For more information about the Reserve, the process for preparing the Plan of Management, and opportunities to have your say download the Information Sheet

It is important that the Reserves’ neighbours, local residents, stakeholders and interest groups, and the wider community have a role in helping prepare the Plan of Management. Get involved in shaping the future of Bulga Stock Reserve by –

  • Downloading and completing the reply-paid Feedback/Input Form. Click here to download the Feedback/Input Form 
  • Making an e-mail submission. Click here to submit your feedback via e-mail
  • Sending us a written submission.
    By post to:
    The General Manager
    Singleton Council
    P.O. Box 314 Singleton, NSW, 2330

    Or in person to:
    Singleton Council Administration Building
    Corner or Civic Avenue and Queen Street Singleton, NSW, 2330
    8am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

This initial community consultation period closes on Friday 20 December 2019.

When prepared the Draft Plan of Management for Bulga Stock Reserve will be exhibited for further community review and feedback in the first quarter of 2020.

Council contact: Myffy Doyle
Recreation Planner
6578 7290
council@singleton.nsw.gov.au


PUBLIC EXHIBITION

Help Council make informed decisions by providing quick online feedback on a variety of issues that Council is currently working on. Visit the Public Exhibition section of this website for more.