A further step in Liverpool Plains Shire Council’s (LPSC) development of a Recreation Strategy will occur when workshops are held giving individual community members and local sporting organisations an opportunity to provide their valuable input. Council has engaged ROSS Planning, specialist sport and recreation planners to assist develop the strategy. The dates, times and venues for these workshops are;
- Werris Creek – Monday 11 February – 5.30 to 6.30pm - Bowling and Tennis Club
- Quirindi – Tuesday 12 February – 5.30 to 6.30pm - Royal Theatre
The workshops will provide an overview of the project to develop the Strategy, with a PowerPoint presentation, working groups for both sport enthusiasts/organisations and the broader community, the use of maps and photos to identify any issues, needs and aspirations and an outline of how the process will continue following the workshops.
“Your input will provide valuable assistance in developing a shared and clearly defined vision for the improvement of sport and recreation within the LPS. It will also help Council determine priorities for allocating budget and resources to support and encourage participation in these areas,” said LPSC Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope.
“To achieve the best possible outcomes, we not only want sporting organisations and individual community members to attend, we are also cordially inviting and encouraging representatives of Aboriginal organisations, service clubs that may have a presence in parks and/or provide funding to sport groups and aged and disabled representatives who can inform on specialist requirements. If you have an interest in sport and recreation, as large sections of our community do, we’d appreciate your input,” he said.
“Master Plans for Longfield Oval, Quirindi and the Quirindi Racecourse and Showground are also being developed as part of the strategy. Input regarding development of these two master plans is included as part of the targeted consultation with the user groups of these two facilities,” he continued.
Councillor Hope said that two surveys are also being undertaken and those that can’t make the workshops can still have their say by participating via these avenues.
The links for these surveys are;
- Individual community members - www.surveymonkey.com/r/Liverpool_Plains_Recreation_Strategy_community_survey.
- Sporting Organisations - www.surveymonkey.com/r/Liverpool_Plains_Recreation_Strategy_club_survey.
“Paper copies of the survey are available at the LPSC Administration Centre, the libraries, Plains Fitness, Werris Creek and Quirindi Aquatic Centres and the VIC Willow Tree. Alternatively, you can call the Customer Service Desk on 6746 1755 to have a PDF version emailed out. Completed paper surveys can be handed in at all these locations or posted to LPSC PO Box 152, Quirindi 2343,” Councillor Hope said.
“If you’d prefer talking to someone to complete the survey, please contact Dion, Helen or Carly at ROSS Planning on (07) 3901 0730 or email firstname.lastname@example.org,” he continued.
“Enabling the Power of Community is a vital ingredient towards achieving the best outcomes for these important local facilities. To ensure the Strategy accurately reflects the needs of the community, we need to gather information from as many people/organisations as possible. Just a little bit of your time contributing would be greatly appreciated,” Councillor Hope concluded.