Barossa Open Space, Public Realm and Recreation Strategy
The Barossa, Light, Mallala and Gawler Councils, in partnership with Regional Development Australia - Barossa and the State Government of South Australia, are developing a strategy to identify current and future needs for public open space and recreation in the coming years.
The project’s aim is to better understand what exists across our region - the many recreation assets, and the likely changes in demand as a result of population growth and changes in leisure trends.
So far the Open Space Audit has been conducted by the Consultants and Councils are now reviewing the study. Once this is undertaken, the next steps involve community consultation - this is expected to occur in May 2013. Watch out for more information and your ability to have your voice heard.
For Councils, conducting this audit will improve asset management and strategic planning for new and existing facilities. It’s not just about the town ovals and tennis courts, it’s also about other open spaces like public areas in main streets, the places you go bushwalking or mountain biking, and the places you spend time with your family on the weekend.
So the next time you are enjoying your favourite place, your sport, or just exercising the dog, think about what we have, is it adequate, how could it be improved, or are we missing something? And make sure to let us know.
If you have any further questions on this, please email Craig Grocke or call on 8563 3603.
We also take this opportunity to thank the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure and the Office for Recreation and Sport for their funding support and involvement in this project.