Last chance to sign skatepark survey

Members of the skatepark committee are eagerly awaiting the announcement of where the park will be built.Compiled by Dominic Geiger

Condobolin residents have just one and a half weeks left to voice their opinions on where the proposed skatepark should be built.

Survey forms outlining the nine sites under consideration have been forwarded to residents and further forms are available at the council offices and on the web site.

The Deadline for returning the form is July 31, 2011.

Councillor Marg Weale said it was important people marked their preferences on the surveys to give council a full understanding of public opinion on where the park should be built.

“It’s also important for people to list the reasons why they’ve listed certain sites as less preferable,” she said.

“I think it’s very important to get the site right from a community perspective, but it’s also important to remember that no matter what, the end result isn’t always going to sit well with everyone.”

Lachlan Shire Mayor, Des Manwaring, said he encouraged as many people as possible to have their say on where the park should be built.

“Council will be considering the submissions in early August,” he said.

The forms point out the relative benefits of each site and the issues to be considered in selecting a site.

“At the moment we only have 76 forms returned and it really is important that people take the opportunity to have their say and guide Council on selecting the preferred location for the park”

The nine sites include Memorial Park, Smythe Park, Wellington Square, the SRA grounds, Hurley Park and the Wiradjuri Study Centre site.

Some sites have more than one option.

“All sites have been pegged and residents can see where the skate park would go if that site was selected.”

“This is a major investment by the Council and we would like to make sure that wherever it goes we have the backing of the community” Des said.

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