Community encouraged to attend North Park information session

Published on 19 March 2019

Community encouraged to attend North Park information session

A community information session and barbecue will be held at North Park, Stawell on Thursday 28 March from 6pm to allow residents to view the plans for the upcoming developments at North Park and have input into the final project.

The presentation will take place on North Park itself, with a layout of what is set to take place along with plans and elevations, with councillors, council staff and members of the Stawell Recreation Advisory Group on hand to answer any questions around the project.

The committee has been involved in the process the whole way since the master plan was completed in 2011, with current members consisting of:

● Reg Smith (Stawell CFA)

● Ian O’Donnell (Swifts Football and Netball Club)

● John Griffiths (Stawell Football and Netball Club)

● Kay Dalton (Stawell Interchurch Netball Association)

● Scotney Hayter (Stawell Athletic Club and Grampians Cricket Association)

● Jess Cass (Stawell Amateur Athletic Club and Community)

● Lynne Jenkinson (Community)

● Rob Lembo (Stawell Pioneers Soccer Club)

Funding for the project so far has included $700,000 from the state government and $150,000 from the Swifts Football and Netball Club.

Council will also be contributing to the project, and has sought additional funding from the federal government.

The current timelines for the project, which are subject to change, are:

● Final construction plans due 17 May 2019

● Tender stage for construction to commence 17 May 2019, expected to go to a council meeting on 5 August 2019 for approval

● Construction expected to commence 5 September 2019 for 12 months

Stawell Ward Councillor, Murray Emerson said, “The North Park project is moving along really well, so it’s very important that the community turn up on Thursday to have a look at the designs and have final input into the project.”

“You don’t have to be a part of a sporting group, it’s open to the entire community and your input will be highly valued.”