Council master plan wins backing

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Legend of the master plan.
Camera IconLegend of the master plan. Credit: Shire of Narrogin.

The Shire of Narrogin council has passed a $6.8 million master plan for Gnarojin Park, after receiving 217 submissions during the public comment period.

Twenty projects, with price tags of $15,000 to $1.22 million, are included in the master plan, which passed unanimously at last Wednesday’s shire council meeting.

The implementation of the master plan could take up to 20 years, depending on funding opportunities and under the consideration of the Shire’s long-term financial plan.

Legend of the master plan.
Camera IconLegend of the master plan. Credit: Shire of Narrogin.
Legend of the master plan.
Camera IconLegend of the master plan. Credit: Shire of Narrogin.

Creek-water treatment, horticulture, nature-based play areas, lighting and community and event spaces are among some of key aspects of the plan.

All of which came from requests made during the public comment submission period.

Concept design of improving Narrogin Brook’s health.
Camera IconConcept design of improving Narrogin Brook’s health.

“The initiative to refresh Gnarojin Park should be congratulated and advises sensibly done it will be a great brand promotion for the region along with other attractions,” one submission read.

One of the master plan’s concept designs.
Camera IconOne of the master plan’s concept designs.

“The community should be proud of its heritage, promote cross-cultural engagement and understanding, encourage local public art.”

Promoting social and cultural engagement is a cornerstone of the plan.

The master plan can be read in conjunction with an endorsed public art strategy, passed last Wednesday, which has identified opportunities for exhibition, performance and art spaces

A traditional land owners gathering space is incorporated into the plan, in the centre of Gnarojin Park. Lighting will line walkways between the north and south ends of the park.

The council adopted a draft master plan for Gnarojin Park on October 24 last year, allowing for public comment to be received for 45 days.

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