Draft Penrose Village Park Plan of Management on exhibition

16 August, 2021Posted in: Community
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the community after Council’s Interim Administrator Mr Viv May endorsed the public exhibition of the Draft Penrose Village Park Plan of Management.

 Mr May said the draft Plan of Management (PoM) would allow the community to look at options to improve the use of the site.

“Council develops Plans of Management to set out how community land is used, improved, managed and maintained,” he said.

“In the case of the Penrose Village Park the existing amenities are tired, unappealing or too small,” he added.  “It’s not surprising that the facilities are under-utilised.”

The PoM covers an area 1.99 hectares in size known as the Penrose Village Park located immediately north of the Penrose Rail Station.  The land is classified as General Community Use and Sportsground.  Existing facilities include a hall, children’s play area, public toilets, picnic facilities, tennis court and shelter.

“The aim of this Plan of Management is to provide options to the community on how this land can be re-vitalised and improved,” Mr May said.

Options explored within the PoM include improvements to enable the hosting of events, workshops and concerts.

“The village of Penrose bore a heavy toll during the Black summer bushfires so improving this community space takes on greater significance,” Mr May added.

“I encourage all interested residents of Penrose and the immediate surrounds to take a moment to read the document and make a submission by the close of the exhibition period.”

The Interim Administrator endorsed the public exhibition of the PoM at Wednesday’s Ordinary Meeting of Council.

The public exhibition coincides with an online public hearing to be held from 5pm on Tuesday 24 August 2021. Email mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au for more details.

The Draft Penrose Village Park Plan of Management will be on exhibition until Sunday 26 September 2021.   The PoM can be viewed online at www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/penrose.

Hard copies are also available at the Penrose Village General Store and Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre.  Feedback can be made online or in writing addressed to Wingecarribee Shire Council, PO Box 141 Moss Vale 2577 or by email at mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au.  Submissions close at midnight Sunday 26 September 2021.

Following the close of the exhibition period, a final Plan of Management including public feedback will be presented to Council for adoption.

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