Generations of Armidale’s residents have wanted to enhance the natural beauty of the city by creating expanses of water along its creeklands.

Help us to beautify and improve the recreational, environmental and cultural aspects of our creeklands to enhance the quality of life in our classic city.

A presentation by our not-for-profit association to Armidale Regional Council in June 2017 led to Council funding the development of a Master Plan for the central part of the Dumaresq creeklands, which was due to be completed by July 2018.  This process generated a lot of discussion and consultation by Council and its consultants. Council has now decided to merge a number of planning processes, including for the creeklands, into a Master plan for the city to be developed during 2019. We will be trying our best to put forward ideas from our members - who, collectively, have lived in this region for a total of 1,100 years (!) - to improve plans for the creeklands during this process.

Our members have been busy gathering ideas for the entire creeklands area, including visiting a number of children's playgrounds to see how other cities are meeting the recreation needs of their citizens.  See some images of our travels here.

Read more about our ideas and inspirations.  If you wish, please contribute your ideas via our NEWS/BLOG page, send us an email or visit our Facebook pages.  You can also answer our 1st survey of preferences. The results can be found on our Members only page.

"More lakes ponds wetlands for everyone to enjoy" is what one of our members wrote after our Public Launch back in March 2018.  Do you agree or disagree?  You can tell us how you feel about this suggestion (and 51 other suggestions made) by taking part in our 2nd survey about suggestions from members and others.  We would love to get your responses!


Looking from above, water features in the city of Armidale are not obvious

... Just add water?


But, sometimes, there is an abundance of water - such as when Dumaresq Dam floods

November 2011


Water supports the quality of life in our community

... for all of us

Help us to improve our city's water features - join us!

Click on the button below to read more about our ideas and inspirations.


Images 1, 3 and 4 kindly provided by Terry Cooke photography