All of your committee are locals who have lived in this region for decades …
Visions for Armidale Creeklands has ignited a passion to see water flowing through our city and with it, prosperity and well being for a strong future.
Les Davis OAM
As a member of the Armidale Business Chamber Management Committee, I want to ensure the business community are aware of what is being planned for the development of the Armidale Creeklands and participate in the development of the Armidale Creeklands for the benefit of the local community and visitors to our beautiful city.
Graeme Fordham AM
Armidale's city centre needs a large permanent expanse of water integrated with beautiful deciduous trees and public amenities including a children's playground and picnic facilities with easy and immediate access from the CBD. This striking water feature can later be integrated into the improvement of Dumaresq Creek from the Dumaresq Dam to east of the city.
I have a vision of the Armidale Creeklands as a fabulous natural resource and recreational playground for the people of Armidale. It can become the hub for vibrant cultural activities for the city, set in an amazing natural and man-made landscape.
Humans are naturally attracted to water. In Australia, water is celebrated whether it is an ocean, lake, river or stream, but Armidale's beauty is marred by the ugly drain running through its centre. Let’s re-imagine our waterway. Let’s provide a beautiful, relaxing, healthy and natural environment as the core of our town.
I believe that all great cities have water as their focal point. As Armidale is, in most respects, a great city, I want it to see beautiful water features throughout the city to enhance the quality of life - of humans, water life, bird life and vegetation.
Having lived near the creeklands since 1979, I am surprised at how the maintenance of the creeklands has declined over recent years. I look forward to seeing a well-maintained creeklands environment with water flowing through the city.
Graham Wilson OAM
As a historian for an earlier Armidale Council, I became aware of a number of reports written about the Dumaresq Creek. With the establishment of this Visions for Armidale Creeklands association, I now see an opportunity to use these reports to develop this magnificent resource for future generations.