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Draft Seymour Park Masterplan on exhibition

10 December, 2019Posted in: Community
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the community after Councillors recently endorsed the public exhibition of a draft 2019 Masterplan for Seymour Park.

The draft Masterplan has been produced to explore a number of possibilities on how to improve the popular Moss Vale park and is aligned with Council’s Parks Strategy, Public Toilet Strategy and NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play guidelines.

Council’s Asset Planner responsible for Parks and Buildings explained that the draft Masterplan is a long-term visionary document which outlines a number of staged improvements.

“Seymour Park is somewhat unique in that it’s popular with lots of different user groups,” said Council’s Michelle Green.  “Families, children and dog-owners all love this park.”

“At the same time a number of nearby new housing developments mean that Moss Vale’s population is set to grow in the years ahead.

“We therefore felt it was important that when preparing this Masterplan we looked at catering to both the park’s existing and future users,” Ms Green said.

Key to the proposed improvements is an all-inclusive playground for children of all abilities.

Other elements of the draft Masterplan include proposed improvements to the car park, construction of picnic tables and a new amenities building including accessible cubicles and expansion of the existing off-leash dog area.

“It should be stressed that this draft Masterplan is spread over a number of years,” Ms Green added.

“And while we’re proposing to upgrade the playground in the near future, other elements are dependent on Council acquiring grant funding.”

Copies of the draft Seymour Park Masterplan can be viewed at Council libraries, the Moss Vale Civic Centre or online at www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/parks.  The Masterplan can also be viewed on site at the Spencer Street location on Thursday 12 December from 4pm until 5pm with staff in attendance.

Feedback can be made online or in writing addressed to Wingecarribee Shire Council, PO Box 141 Moss Vale 2577 or alternatively by email at mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au.

Submissions and feedback close at 9.00am on Tuesday 28 January 2020.

Following the close of the exhibition period, a final report considering feedback will be presented to Council.

For further information contact Council’s Assets – Parks and Building Team on phone 4868 0888.