Heritage Park Landscape Masterplan on exhibition

Published on 24 May 2023

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A draft Landscape Masterplan for Mullumbimby’s much-loved Heritage Park is on exhibition.

The purpose of the draft masterplan is to provide some direction for the future development and layout of the park which meanders along the bank of the Brunswick River.

Malcolm Robertson, Manager Open Spaces and Facilities, said Heritage Park is an important public space and is used by people of all ages.

“The aim of the masterplan is to look at the park in its existing form and how we might improve a range of things to cater for the future needs and desires of residents,” Mr Robertson said.

Things that are addressed in the draft masterplan are:

  • Upgrading of facilities including the playground, paths, parking, shelters, and seating.
  • Protection and improvement of the natural environment including the riverbank.
  • Improvements to drainage 
  • Improving pedestrian safety at the intersection of Brunswick Terrace and Tincogan Street.

“One of the key areas we are focusing on is making sure that everyone can find their way to, in and around Heritage Park, Mr Robertson said.

“We can do this by making sure that improvements to infrastructure, like the playground and pathways, are accessible and able to be used by everyone in the community.

“What we really want now is for Mullumbimby residents, and people who use Heritage Park, to provide us with their feedback and this will be incorporated into a report for the Council.

Mayor Michael Lyon said it is important that people realise that the document on exhibition is only a draft, and it can change.

“For example, when I looked at the draft, I noted that there is a suggestion that both boat ramps be removed but I think the ramp at Federation Bridge is an important asset, along with improving access to the water for all craft,” Mayor Lyon said.

“I am looking forward to reviewing the broader community feedback and learning more about what is important to people who use Heritage Park and the Brunswick River for a wide range of different activities,” 

“Once endorsed by the Council, staff can apply for grant funding for projects that are based around the central theme of creating a beautiful, green, peaceful, engaging and fun place for all,” Mayor Lyon said.

Information on the Heritage Park Draft Landscape Masterplan and how to make a submission is on Council’s website.

The closing date for submissions is 23 June 2023.



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