Feedback sought on proposed Gladstone Memorial Park upgrade

Media release - 24 May 2018

Kempsey Shire Council wants to hear from the community about plans to upgrade Gladstone Memorial Park. Staff attended the Gladstone Quality Markets on Sunday with plans and surveys to start the community consultation.

Council recently received $175,000 from the NSW Government towards an upgrade of the Gladstone Memorial Park playground, footpaths and amenities block.

The Gladstone Markets Committee has also supported the project and donated $12,000 towards the upgrade with Council contributing a further $225,000.

To help deliver the project within the funding agreement timeframe, Council has prepared a long-term concept plan for the park, showing the proposed improvements and sourced options for playground equipment that are within the project budget.

Council’s, Director of Operations, Robert Fish, said residents are encouraged to have a say, particularly on the proposed new children’s play equipment, via an online survey on the Your Say Macleay website.

“Feedback from the community allows us to get a better perspective on the upgrade and will ensure the changes meet the community’s expectations,” Mr Fish said.

The revitalised Gladstone Memorial Park will also include a new amenities block, located slightly closer to the road. This will improve access and mean the existing facilities can remain in operation during construction.

Residents can view the concept plans and have a say by going to Your Say Macleay - https://yoursay.macleay.nsw.gov.au 

Submissions close at 4:30pm on Monday 11 June.

Mayor Liz Campbell receiving donation cheque from David TyrellMayor Liz Campbell being presented with the $12,000 donation by David Tyrrell from the Gladstone Markets Committee. The funding will be used to support the upgrade of the Gladstone Memorial Park.