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Mount Compass Recreation Park

Elected members have endorsed concept plans for the Mount Compass Recreation Park at the Council meeting on 21 August 2017, a project 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 – there will be something for you at the Mount Compass Recreation Park.

The 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.

On Friday 23 June 2017, Nangkita-Kuitpo Ward Councillor Grant Gartrell and Council staff facilitated a 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.

The final concept plans were prepared by Outerspace Landscape Architects and Council, as a result of the Mount Compass Recreation Park consultation day.

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 Mount Compass Recreation Park,” he said.

“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.”

In addition to nature play-space activities and features, the 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.

Council staff will now begin detailed project design to ensure construction is ready to commence, should external funding be provided.

Watch Council’s corporate Facebook page and website for developments on the proposed Mount Compass Recreation Park.

To view concept plans and features of the Recreation Park, click here: Mount Compass Recreation Park Concept Plans and Features(2577 kb)