Chance for river parks feedback

JUDGING from attendance at last Saturday’s public meeting it seems Warwick residents are content with all the recreation elements of Queen’s Park, St Mark’s Sports Ground, Rotary Park and Federation Park, a consultant said yesterday.

Kate Heissenbuttel of ROSS Planning was surprised only two people took the opportunity to have their say on what the Condamine River precinct should look like and how these parks should function in the future, after a public meeting at the library was poorly attended.

“Ideally, we have a situation where there’s nothing to complain about and everyone ishappy with the progressive development of Condamine River parks,” Ms Heissenbuttel said.

“Alternatively, if residents are keen to see change or have ideas for recreational opportunities in these parks, we would love to hear from them at the next public meeting tomorrow night.”

The meeting will be held in the Warwick Library from 6.30pm.

Mayor Ron Bellingham said input from the community was vital to the success of the project.

“Community input will give us a clear understanding of what the public wish to happen in the parks, so that the design is well-received and the parks are well-used,” he said.

Young people were canvassed for their opinion at a BMX display held in Queen’s Park on Saturday, with Australia’s top Vert BMX rider Tim Wood performing flatland, street and aerial stunts to an appreciative skatebowl crowd.

“The young people of Warwick have had input, now it is time for parents and active older people to come along and have their say,” he said.

For further information contact Greg Thouard on 4681 5515.



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