Community Invited to Help Shape Moyne Shire’s Open Spaces
Published on 29 July 2020
Moyne Shire is home to a diverse range of parks, gardens, reserves, trails, sporting fields and community spaces. Moyne Shire Council encourages the community to have their say on a strategy that will shape the future of its open spaces over the next fifteen years.
Moyne Shire Mayor, Cr Daniel Meade said the draft strategy considers public feedback given during previous consultation that the region’s open spaces are of significant importance to residents.
“Our open spaces and natural features are not only integral to the lifestyle and wellbeing of our community, but they also provide benefits to the environment, promote tourism and boost economic growth,” Cr Meade said.
“Council understands the importance of maintaining and enhancing its existing open spaces to support community activities and events, and create an attractive place to visit and enjoy.”
Priorities outlined in the strategy include:
- New / upgraded cycle and walking paths
- Improved pedestrian / cyclist connections between open spaces
- Provision of places / facilities for young people
- Improved picnicking facilities
- Improved bushland maintenance, management and conservation
“Our open spaces provide valuable opportunities for social interaction, recreation, leisure and wellbeing uses. The central function of the strategy is to conserve and protect these assets, whilst meeting the needs of the community,” Cr Meade said.
“Council is committed to effectively engaging with community members and is now urging the community to visit Council’s website and provide feedback on the strategy.”
The draft Open Space Strategy can be viewed on Council’s website at www.moyne.vic.gov.au/Your-Say/OSS. Public submissions are now open and close 24 August 2020. Submissions can be made online at the link above, in writing to Moyne Shire Council, PO Box 51, Port Fairy 3284, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject as Open Space Strategy.