Meander Valley Council is designing a playspace strategy

OUTDOORS: Prospect Park was updated earlier this year. Meander Valley Council is seeking feedback on its parks. Picture: Tarlia Jordan

OUTDOORS: Prospect Park was updated earlier this year. Meander Valley Council is seeking feedback on its parks. Picture: Tarlia Jordan

Playgrounds of the future are being considered in the Meander Valley Council’s latest strategy. 

The playspace strategy encourages feedback from residents in the region about how they use parks. 

Playgrounds in Prospect Vale, Blackstone Heights, Travellers Rest and Hadspen will be assessed. 

Mayor Craig Perkins said the council was always looking at ways to renew and reconfigure the areas.

"Sometimes there is opportunities to consolidate smaller, less-used parks and make them into ones that you can put more energy into,” he said. 

“The strategy is about getting community feedback about what people like in parks and where there is future investment and where there is the opportunity to consolidate.”

He said the council was also looking at how people connect with the parks in the region. 

“We want to know where kids like going and what they enjoy doing,” Cr Perkins said. 

“We want to make them places where people want to go and where children can have a lot of fun to learn and explore all while developing their fine motor skills.”

Cr Perkins said lots of community input would “hopefully” shape the strategy. 

“I would be hoping that community members will present us with some ideas that we haven’t thought about,” he said. 

Cr Perkins said it was “really important” to have child-friendly areas in communities. 

“We have to allow kids to play and that means we need to provide the right facilities for kids to play on,” he said.

“Parents, particularly with small children, are looking for opportunities to get out and involved in things to get out of the house and keep the kids away from the iPads and screens,” he said. 

Cr Perkins said the most important thing was for parents to provide feedback. 

“It’s really valuable and we want lots of it,” he said. 

To provide feedback, visit the council’s website meander.tas.gov.au. 

For a printed copy of the survey contact Natasha Szczyglowska on 6393 5331 or email Natasha.Szczyglowska@mvc.tas.gov.au

The survey is expected to take about five minutes to complete. 

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop