New skate track, playground on the cards in Viaduct Park masterplan draft
Updated: Nov 11, 2020
Tamworth Regional Council is encouraging the local community to have their say about a plan for Viaduct Park which aims to further enhance the popular recreational and sporting precinct. Based on previous feedback from the community, council’s sport and recreation division have created a proposed site layout as part of the Draft Viaduct Park Masterplan. It focuses on the south-eastern side of the park adjacent to Peel and Macquarie streets.
The northern side of the park will remain as sporting fields which are well used by sporting groups and includes lighting for night training. TRC strategic projects coordinator, Sam Eriksson, said they are asking the community to give feedback to help finalise the masterplan. “The recent addition of the Tamworth Regional Skate Park has elevated Viaduct Park to the status of a Regional Park and Council is developing a masterplan to ensure the park is embellished in a way that satisfies the community’s needs,’’ he said.
Mr Eriksson said features of the proposed plan include:
Skate park expansion including a new 95m long pump track;
A large sheltered play space;
Generous lawns providing a shaded space to meet;
Additional car parking;
Improved connectivity with shared pathways and a pedestrian footbridge spanning above Peel Street;
Sustainable drought-tolerant landscaping;
An already funded Café with alfresco dining providing youth training opportunities.
Mr Eriksson said the Viaduct Park Masterplan is intended to be delivered in stages to allow for specific elements to be prioritised as funding becomes available.
Residents are encouraged to give feedback on the plan during the community consultation ending April 16.
Detailed information can be accessed through the MyTRC Online Community.
Feedback can be submitted by:
Using the online portal here,
Posting a letter to The General Manager, Tamworth Regional Council, PO Box 555, Tamworth NSW 2340, or
Sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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