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Tuggeranong Town Park, your thoughts wanted

By 8 February 2013 18

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Mayor Rattenbury is asking for public input on plans for the Tuggeranong Town Park:

“A draft master plan has been developed to guide future management, maintenance and upgrade of the park over the next five to ten years as funding opportunities become available. I encourage people to review the plan and provide comments during the consultation period, which runs until 5pm on Friday 22 March 2013.”

Key recommendations for the park include:

– improved pedestrian and cycle access into the park
– an activities area for young people that incorporates elements such as rock climbing walls to be located adjacent to the existing skate park

– new entries into the formal garden from Anketell and Collishaw Streets

– redesign of the formal garden to provide an area for casual game play. This includes a level gravel playing surface, shelters, lighting and power outlets

– a new lake edge path to improved access along the foreshore

– additional pergolas and park furniture

– enlarge and upgrade the existing play space

– potential for a contemporary water play feature.

You can get involved on Time To Talk

The full plan is online.

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18 Responses to Tuggeranong Town Park, your thoughts wanted
#1
beedlebum10:47 pm, 08 Feb 13

Not much point in dressing up the areas around the lake. The lake is so revolting and stinky people only stay long enough to do their fitness thing.

#2
miz5:28 pm, 09 Feb 13

Beedlebum, that’s not right – it actually has a lot of potential, though at the moment it’s mainly a haunt for lads on skateboards.

#3
nelly737:08 pm, 09 Feb 13

I agree that the lake and its’ surrounds have plenty of potential. There are lots of great spots but despite good pedestrian and bike access it seems under-utilised. It could certainly benefit from some decent cafes and activities which take advantage of the views and location!

#4
poetix7:48 pm, 09 Feb 13

nelly73 said :

?… its’ …!

There is no such word as its’. Every time this happens, a grammar fairy dies.

#5
How_Canberran9:10 pm, 09 Feb 13

What a novel idea!

Lets give the Tuggeranong youth a new congregation venue for binge drinking, assaults and other adolescent amusement. With the ‘new entries’ to the formal gardens from Anketell and Cowlinshaw Streets, they should now have ample escape routes from attending police.

How Canberran.

#6
curlylocks10:51 pm, 09 Feb 13

Since when have we had Mayor’s in Canberra?????????

#7
wildturkeycanoe11:29 pm, 09 Feb 13

“Rock climbing!” Now there’s something you don’t need public liability insurance, tens of thousands of dollars in planning and a whole tonne of foam cubes for. Not to mention a great perch for the seagulls.

#8
Jethro6:41 am, 10 Feb 13

How_Canberran said :

What a novel idea!

Lets give the Tuggeranong youth a new congregation venue for binge drinking, assaults and other adolescent amusement. With the ‘new entries’ to the formal gardens from Anketell and Cowlinshaw Streets, they should now have ample escape routes from attending police.

How Canberran.

Someone whinging about the government improving public amenities because they might be used by teenagers.

How Canberran.

#9
bundah9:38 am, 10 Feb 13

curlylocks said :

Since when have we had Mayor’s in Canberra?????????

Since 1989 when Lord Mayor Rosemary Follett took the mantle!

#10
Spiral10:56 am, 10 Feb 13

How_Canberran said :

What a novel idea!

Lets give the Tuggeranong youth a new congregation venue for binge drinking, assaults and other adolescent amusement. With the ‘new entries’ to the formal gardens from Anketell and Cowlinshaw Streets, they should now have ample escape routes from attending police.

How Canberran.

The “hill” in that park is already the college drug “smoking room” and the area towards the child care centre seems to be a magnet for teens eager to become new customers for that centre, so whatever the government might do probably can’t make the situation worse.

#11
switch11:51 am, 10 Feb 13

poetix said :

nelly73 said :

?… its’ …!

There is no such word as its’. Every time this happens, a grammar fairy dies.

Good. Bloody pedants.

#12
miz12:08 pm, 10 Feb 13

Can’t say rock climbing appeals. Neither does a water feature (it will just be soap-bubbled) nor peculiar art. Show-off, costly elements like rock climbing, water features and art do not a park make. They are not only expensive, but would not be a value-add for most people. And, concrete is hot and unpleasant.
Frankly, I would rather just have a nice, grassy, summer-shady park that’s maintained well on an ongoing basis, is pleasant to sit in for lunch or a picnic, and has some sturdy play equipment kids love (like swings) and some (working) BBQs. Like the Cotter reserve was before the 2003 fires – that was the perfect park!

#13
How_Canberran1:15 pm, 10 Feb 13

bundah said :

curlylocks said :

Since when have we had Mayor’s in Canberra?????????

Since 1989 when Lord Mayor Rosemary Follett took the mantle!

…..and since Jon Stanhope attended the April 2009 Lord Mayors meeting in Sydney.

How Canberran.

#14
GardeningGirl2:57 pm, 10 Feb 13

miz said :

Can’t say rock climbing appeals. Neither does a water feature (it will just be soap-bubbled) nor peculiar art. Show-off, costly elements like rock climbing, water features and art do not a park make. They are not only expensive, but would not be a value-add for most people. And, concrete is hot and unpleasant.
Frankly, I would rather just have a nice, grassy, summer-shady park that’s maintained well on an ongoing basis, is pleasant to sit in for lunch or a picnic, and has some sturdy play equipment kids love (like swings) and some (working) BBQs. Like the Cotter reserve was before the 2003 fires – that was the perfect park!

+1

#15
How_Canberran5:03 pm, 10 Feb 13

miz said :

Can’t say rock climbing appeals. Neither does a water feature (it will just be soap-bubbled) nor peculiar art. Show-off, costly elements like rock climbing, water features and art do not a park make. They are not only expensive, but would not be a value-add for most people. And, concrete is hot and unpleasant.
Frankly, I would rather just have a nice, grassy, summer-shady park that’s maintained well on an ongoing basis, is pleasant to sit in for lunch or a picnic, and has some sturdy play equipment kids love (like swings) and some (working) BBQs. Like the Cotter reserve was before the 2003 fires – that was the perfect park!

+1

#16
gooterz5:34 pm, 10 Feb 13

Need a place that sells fish and chips by the lake (Hopefully not from the lake though)

Should get a replicia Endeavor and float it in lake T

#17
screaming banshee8:50 pm, 10 Feb 13

I’m somewhat surprised no-one has suggested nuking the site from orbit.

#18
poetix10:05 pm, 10 Feb 13

Jethro said :

How_Canberran said :

What a novel idea!

Lets give the Tuggeranong youth a new congregation venue for binge drinking, assaults and other adolescent amusement. With the ‘new entries’ to the formal gardens from Anketell and Cowlinshaw Streets, they should now have ample escape routes from attending police.

How Canberran.

Someone whinging about the government improving public amenities because they might be used by teenagers.

How Canberran.

Well said. A really negative attitude towards young adults/teenagers surfaces whenever they or their needs are mentioned.

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