Community to help decide use for former Yarragon Primary School site

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Council is engaging the local community to help develop a masterplan for the site at 3-5 Rollo Street in Yarragon (formerly Yarragon Primary School).

From Monday 18 January through to 19 February 2021, Yarragon residents and the wider community will have the opportunity to share their view on the best use for the site via an easy-to-complete survey, available both in print and online via Council’s website.

Potential uses identified in early consultation with a local Project Reference Group include (but are not limited to) playgrounds, recreation spaces, community gardens, sporting areas or mixed use.

Ultimately, the use of the site will hinge on the preferences of the local community and so all residents are urged to get involved in the consultation.

Next Steps

The feedback gathered during this January-February consultation will directly inform the draft masterplan for the site.

Once drafted, the masterplan will then go back to the community for further feedback and approval in May 2021.

With that secondary round of community feedback received and incorporated, the masterplan will then progress to Council for adoption in mid-2021.

To get involved, please visit the Have Your Say section of Council’s website. This initial round of consultation will close at 5pm on Friday 19 February 2021.

Quotes attributable to Mayor Cr Danny Goss

“We know how important this site is to the Yarragon community. It clearly has great potential for a number of different uses, but what really matters to Council is that it gets used in a way that best benefits the local residents. To make sure that happens, I’d like to encourage everyone in and around Yarragon to share your thoughts and tell us how you want the site used. It’s your views that will determine the outcome of this project.”

Quotes attributable to Deputy Mayor Cr Michael Leaney

“It’s so important that Council listens to local voices. The people living and working in a community know what is needed and what will work to benefit them. We listened to the Yarragon community to ensure that this important public space was not lost to development and then acted to purchase the site. Now we need the Yarragon community to advise on how this space will best serve the community and visitors for years to come.”

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