In 2002 Golden Plains with FHA Landscape Architects developed the Teesdale Town Place Plan.
The design was based on a community consultation at the time. It directed works in a range of Zones:
- Zone 1 – Primary School
- Zone 2 – Town Stores
- Zone 3 -Community Hall, CFA and Maternal and Child Health
- Zone 4 – Community Park
- Zone 5 – Recreation Reserve
- Zone 6 – Equestrian Centre
- Zone 7 – Don Wallace Reserve
- Zone 8 – Native Hut Creek
- Zone 9 – Cinaman’s Lagoon
This delightful document has been sitting on the Shire’s shelves worrying staff about how they might fund some of the upgrades you thought you needed at the time. And of course since then the population has grown, some people have moved on while others have moved in.
And all the while people have been talking about the importance of providing walkable communities.
And you are all older and wiser now so some of those things you thought you wanted might no longer be your priorities.
You have a Community Plan from 2010 that prioritises improving the town centre, a crossing near the kinder, a town entry and importantly many priorities supporting walking.
A summary of whats been done already is attached here.
During the year Council found out they had funds [$410,000 for Teesdale] to make your streetscape redesign a reality.
The Shire has invited David Engwicht who wrote Mental Speed Bumps to Teesdale to help you think about your priorities. He is working with Perry Mills and Carmel Boyce who you might have already met on other work around the Shire, and of course there you will already know Paul Ryan the Shire’s Community Projects Officer.
At 10am on Sunday 18th November, 2012 at the the Shire is putting on a walkshop for residents at the Teesdale Community Hall.
We’ve popped some more information on these links. Feel free to print and distribute them to anyone you think should attend as well. We’ve designed a few different ones to choose from
At this walkshop we expect you to set the agenda for a Plan to be delivered, and yes that does mean drafted, designed and even built, over the next year or so.
But as always there is a catch. We do expect you put your hands up for assisting in any way appropriate including being on a project reference group to ensure the Design addresses your needs. Why we will even feed you if you attend.
We know this is late notice and apologise, but its not every day someone so famous and skilled comes to town…