The draft Landscape Master Plan for Townhead Park in Singleton has today been unveiled for community feedback, after Council on 16 April 2018 resolved to publicly exhibit the three-stage strategy until Friday 8 June 2018.
The draft concept encompasses a range of new features for the park to further encourage motorists to take a break, while discovering the attractions that are available in the Singleton local government area.
These new features include a new exhibition space linked to the Singleton Visitor Information and Enterprise Centre (VIEC), new playground equipment, an off-leash dog exercise area, improved access, parking and landscaping.
The draft plan also proposes the relocation of the Matilda Tank to a more prominent position, and the removal of the existing older public toilets and shelters.
In order to encourage residents to review the draft plan and provide feedback, Council will hold a series of community drop-in sessions at the park, with residents encouraged to provide feedback via an online survey on Council's website.
Singleton Council General Manager, Jason Linnane said the aim of the draft landscape plan, amongst other things, was to create a range of facilities for visitors, and to provide a space to hold community events.
“Townhead Park is an important gateway to Singleton because of its location on the New England Highway, and as an entry point to the town,” he said.
“Council is acting on the potential for Townhead Park by developing a plan that recognises the park both as a community recreation space and a destination for travellers.
“This is a great opportunity for everyone to have input into the future of what is not only one of our most prominent parks, but an important tourism site for our town.”
Community members are encouraged to review the draft plan and submit feedback via the online survey on the Singleton Council website, or in writing to the General Manager, Singleton Council P.O. Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The draft concept plans can be viewed at Council’s Administration Building, Singleton Library, Singleton VIEC and Parkview Café, and online via the Public Exhibition tab on Council’s website.
Council staff will meet with the public at community drop-in sessions at the VIEC at 3 - 4 p.m. on Tuesday 8 May and from 9 - 10 a.m. on Thursday 24 May.