In our Letter to the Editor of the Armidale Express (April 12, 2019) we were pleased to congratulate Council on its recent unanimous resolution to plan for the doubling of the capacity of Malpas Dam - the water supply for Armidale and Guyra.
See this recent article from the Armidale Express about our association’s plans to respond to the draft Master Plan being developed by Armidale Regional Council’s consultants.
We are still not sure when the draft Master Plan will be released by Council but Visions for Armidale Creeklands Inc intends to call a public meeting to gather responses from our members and the general community.
We have been told by Council that the draft Master Plan has been delivered to them but they are seeking some changes by the consultants.
Keep an eye on our website and/or Facebook pages to ensure you don’t miss your chance to contribute to our combined response to the draft Master Plan. We are certainly looking forward to it with eager anticipation! You may not know that the first Creeklands Beautification committee formed in 1927! We are keen to contribute our community’s ideas so that we get the best outcome for all.
Again, our Facebook friends have told us about other inspiring sites. This one - in Sale, Gippsland, Victoria has some wonderful features such as large billabongs, waterholes, birdlife, boardwalks and long paths for exploring over 300 ha including large areas of freshwater marshes. An information sheet can be found here and a website here.
We just learned via a Facebook comment of another wonderful children's playground right by a lake.
Check it out here.
Keep the ideas flowing in - either through this Blog page or via Facebook or Twitter.
Following suggestions from our Facebook page, we visited the Tamworth Regional Playground and saw what people have been so positive about.
Congratulations to all those who designed, constructed and funded the playground.
A public meeting will be held to provide an opportunity for the community of Armidale to support the Armidale Regional Council and their consultants in the development and implementation of the Master Plan for the Armidale Creeklands.
As well, our new, not-for-profit community association will be launched in Armidale!
This association, Visions for Armidale Creeklands Incorporated, has as its aim:
To assist in the careful planning, design and development of beautiful, healthy and safe public spaces featuring wetlands, lagoons and billabongs, connected by flowing water along the Armidale Creeklands
Event: Public meeting and launch of Visions for Armidale Creeklands Inc
When: 4.00 to 5.30 pm on Saturday March 24, 2018
Venue: Two Goats and a Baa cafe, 85 Marsh St, Armidale NSW 2350