Council has commenced the Wattle Glen Public Realm Framework Project to work with the community to consider and plan for improvements to public spaces within the heart of Wattle Glen.
Examples of public spaces, also called the ‘public realm’, include footpaths, trails, parkland and road reserves.
Wattle Glen is situated in scenic undulating terrain that contains some residential areas and local destinations interspersed with large areas of pasture and bushland.
Mayor Peter Perkins said an aim of this project was to plan easier connections for pedestrians and cyclists between key destinations such as the train station, Diamond Creek trail, the primary school, general store, tennis club and Pepper’s Paddock.
“We’re asking for the community’s input, which will be a vital element as we consider enhancements to the public spaces which will better reflect and promote the character of Wattle Glen,” he said.
Bunjil Ward Councillor Karen Egan said that engagement with the community will be the key to success of this project and this is the first of a number or rounds of engagement planned for the project.
“We need your help, because no one knows Wattle Glen like the local community, such as people who live, go to school and work there” Cr Egan said.
The project only proposes to plan design improvements to public places within the heart of Wattle Glen, and will not consider changes to existing planning controls.
To provide your input to this first round of engagement you can:
- Participate in a community workshop at the Wattle Glen Primary School on 24 July or 29 July (registration required); and/or
- Provide written input by completing a short on-line survey, or lodging a written submission.