Vote Now! Community Poll for Exercise Equipment
The Moree community will have noticed the hive of activity along the Mehi River over recent months as works are being completed to revitalise this corridor.
Together with a $100,000 contribution by Council, these works are being made possible following a $402,554 investment by the NSW Government through the Stronger Country Communities Fund. Council is now at the next stage of the project which involves the installation of static exercise equipment opposite Kirkby Park.
Three options for such equipment have been identified as suitable and now community members are being asked to vote to determine the most suitable design.
“Council is conducting a poll (both online and in hard copy format) to gauge which design best suits the community’s needs,” explained Lila Fisher, Acting Director of Engineering.
“For some years now, community members have been very vocal about their desire for equipment such as this within the Shire.
“Council has made the commitment to involve the community in the development of this project and I encourage residents to vote in the poll so we can achieve the best outcome and ensure the equipment is fit for purpose and well-utilised.
“The completion of this project will see an area that encourages passive recreation; improving health outcomes for the whole community and creating a beautiful space where residents and visitors can exercise and relax.
“The static exercise equipment will be a great addition to this fantastic new recreational area and Council looks forward to seeing residents and visitors alike utilising the equipment.”
Works completed so far include a number of shared pathways (Broadwater Bridge pathway, Jellico Park pathway, Bloomfield Oval pathway and Perl French Grove pathway). Bollards and pedestrian barriers have been installed in sections to improve safety and the stairs at Bloomfield Oval have been converted into a ramp to enable cyclists, prams and runners continuous access. A spectacular mural by local artist Amy Esme-Lou has been completed adding a vivid point of interest.
This next section of the project will include further pathway linking Albert Street and the Botanical Gardens, park benches and picnic tables, pet friendly bubblers and LED lights in the Dr Geoffrey Hunter Bridge area.
Council again acknowledges the community’s strong backing of this project. “When these works are completed we will have a multi-functional community space we can all be very proud of,” concluded Ms Fisher.
The poll is currently open for voting from Friday 9 August 2019 and will run for two weeks closing on Sunday 25 August 2019 at midnight.
VOTE NOW! COMMUNITY POLL FOR EXERCISE EQUIPMENT MEHI RIVER CORRIDOR
The Mehi River Corridor project is made possible following a $402,554 investment by the NSW Government through the Stronger Country Communities Fund, together with a contribution of Council. We are now at the next stage of the project which involves the installation of static exercise equipment opposite Kirkby Park.
We are seeking your input into the design options for such equipment. Three (3) options for such equipment have been identified as suitable and now community members are being asked to vote to determine the most suitable design.
To cast your vote for your preferred design option between now and midnight Sunday 25 August 2019:
- Visit our online survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XW69VQP
- Visit Council’s Council’s Customer Service Centres in Moree and Mungindi and the Moree Community Library where hard copies of the design options are available for perusal and voting.
- Using the voting card below by selecting one (1) option only and returning the card to Council at its Customer Service Centres or by sending it to Moree Plains Shire Council, Reply Paid, PO Box 420, Moree NSW 2400.
For further information in relation to this project, please contact Council’s Moree Customer Service Centre on (02) 6757 3222.