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: