Have a say on better parks

07 September 2016

We want to know what you think about Albury's recreational parks and spaces. You can have a say as part of the Better Parks for People project before 30 September.

The Better Parks for People study is a partnership project between Charles Sturt University (CSU) and AlburyCity with funding through the NSW Government's Liveable Communities Grants.

AlburyCity Mayor Councillor Henk van de Ven said: "There are more than 460 hectares of parks and reserves in our local council and they're a valuable resource for the whole community.

"The Better Parks for People project is a great idea but we need residents to have a say and express their views through the survey. Please help us further develop these great spaces."

Researcher Dr Rachel Whitsed, from CSU's Institute for Land, Water and Society, said the survey aims for improved understanding of how and why people, and in particular those aged over 65 years, use parks.

"The project team will then develop a spatial park planning tool. This tool will be used by AlburyCity and other local governments to better plan current and future parks, but first we need to know what residents think makes a great park," she said.

Surveys can be completed online at the AlburyCity offices, the LibraryMuseum or Lavington Library. It closes on Friday 30 September 2016.