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Mount Compass Recreation Park

An exciting new project will be on the agenda at the upcoming Alexandrina Council Meeting that is sure to delight families from around the region. Whether you like to jump over logs, climb ropes, swing on a flying fox, have a skate or tear up some dirt on your BMX – you will be catered for at the proposed Mount Compass Recreation Park.

Elected members will look to endorse the final Mount Compass Recreation Park concept plans at the meeting on 21 August 2017.  The final concept plans have been prepared by Outerspace Landscape Architects and Council, as a result of the Mount Compass Recreation Park consultation day.

On Friday 23 June 2017, Nangkita-Kuitpo Ward Councillor Grant Gartrell and Council staff facilitated the consultation day at the Mount Compass War Memorial Hall to present detailed draft plans to the community, seeking input, feedback and ideas of the many elements of the design.  Over 175 community members representing a variety of demographics attended the consultation day resulting in an overwhelmingly positive response.

Following the optimistic and constructive feedback offered, changes and suggestions were incorporated into the plans where possible, to ensure the Mount Compass Recreation Park reflects the vision and sentiment of the community.

Alexandrina Mayor Keith Parkes is grateful for the community’s involvement in the consultation.

“I would like to thank the community members who came out to show support and voice their ideas for the proposed Mount Compass Recreation Park.  This is an extremely exciting project for residents and visitors, and will provide safe, outdoor leisure opportunities for kids and their families by utilising popular nature play-space features.  I encourage anyone with an interest in this project to view the agenda report on Council’s website and follow the progress.”

The proposed location of the new park is within the Council owned reserve between Anderson Court and Waye Court, Mount Compass.  This central location within the large surrounding residential area, benefits from existing linkages to surrounding pedestrian path networks. It is also removed from the busier main roads, creating a safe and pleasant commute for patrons of the park. It makes use of an otherwise underutilised space that currently provides residents with little activity or aesthetic value, fulfilling Alexandrina Council’s aspiration of activating spaces.

In addition to nature play-space activities and features, the proposed park will also include visitor car parking, a creek environment with landscaping and plantings, open green spaces for ball sports with gazebos, BBQ and outdoor table settings.

As a portion of the project remains subject to external funding, Council staff will actively pursue opportunities that exist within a number of State Government funding streams to supplement Council’s allocated budget for the project, subject to the endorsement of the plans on 21 August.

An endorsement will also prompt Council staff to begin the detailed project design to ensure construction is ready to commence, should external funding be provided.

Watch Council’s Facebook for developments on the proposed Mount Compass Recreation Park.

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