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Posted on: 20 December, 2017

Singleton Council adopts Plan of Management for Burdekin Park

Singleton Council has adopted the Plan of Management for Burdekin Park at its final meeting of 2017. The endorsement of this decade-long vision will lay the framework for restoring the park’s significance as a historic community and recreation space.

General Manager, Jason Linanne, thanked the community for their extensive contribution to the plan.

“It was great to see the Plan of Management adopted by Council on Monday night. The response we had during the consultation phase was fantastic and highlighted that Burdekin Park is an important part of the fabric of our community,” he said.

“The master plan will be a 10-year document to guide the future of Burdekin Park, with a major focus on the balance between human needs and the flying fox habitat. Through a variety of projects including upgrades to the museum, improved picnic shelters and lighting, Council will reinstate the site as an important social, cultural and historical recreation space for the people of Singleton.”

With the Plan of Management now adopted, Council will look at funding options for the projects outlined within the strategy. A grant application has already been submitted for roofing improvements at the museum.”

The main features of the new Burdekin Park Plan of Management are:

  • Improvements to Singleton Museum including the re-roofing in heritage style of the rear (east) section and a partly covered pergola at the eastern end of the building
  • Replacement of the public amenities building
  • Munro Fountain to stay in current location and improved in terms of layout and landscaping
  • Improved picnic shelters and accessibility - current style and design is supported with appropriate accessible pathways particularly along Hunter Street. This would include a new shelter adjacent to the new playground
  • Tractors to stay in current location
  • Cenotaph to stay in current location
  • Interpretative signs related to the history of the park and flying foxes
  • Improve lighting to the entire park to ensure safety of users
  • Tidy Towns display area to be provided on the northern side of the museum

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