Your Park needs you
by James Poyner
12th June 2018
MANNINGHAM Council are currently seeking submissions from the public regarding their draft masterplan for Lions Park.
Council are planning for what is to come once the bridgeworks are complete and the former tennis courts-cum -bridgeworks work site is no longer required.
In March this year, Manningham Council asked the public for their ideas regarding the future of the site and are now asking for further input from the community based on their interpretation of the feedback they received.
If adopted, the draft plan (pictured below) would open up the area next to the bridge – formerly the site of the Lions’ Tennis Courts – and connect it to the car park on the other side of the bridge.
The plan would improve pedestrian access between the road and the river and allow people to cross under the bridge without having to go all the way down to the river trail.
There is also a plan for additional picnic tables and barbecues, which would make this area of the river more attractive to day trippers and family picnics.
The plan is to start commencing development of this new park space mid-2019, after the Bridge is completed, however the public consultation phase ends next week.
This park is for current and future visitors and residents and we have been given an opportunity to, at least, voice our opinion of how we want to see this area of the river utilised.
To have a detailed look at the draft masterplan and to have your voice heard, please visit the Manningham YourSay website before 5pm on Monday June 18.