City of Palmerston sought community feedback to help determine a suitable suburban location for an outdoor basketball half-court. The addition of this outdoor court will provide another opportunity for Palmerston residents to get outdoors and play sport.
As part of the consultation, Council prioritised locations where no such facilities currently exist in the local area, which also have suitable land available and ideally, have existing infrastructure already in place to support this new addition.
Proposed locations included:
• Cornwallis Park, GRAY
• Flinders Park, DURACK
• Joan Fejo Park, ROSEBERY
• Lindsay Park, MOULDEN
• Marlow Lagoon Recreation Reserve, MARLOW LAGOON
• President Park, DRIVER
• Sanctuary Lakes, GUNN
• Woodroffe Park, WOODROFFE
As part of the project Council will review existing landscaping and determine outdoor furniture requirements at the chosen location. (Lighting will not be installed as this will be a daytime facility only). Council anticipates the new half-court to be available for use by September 2018.
This project will increase the number of recreational facilities provided by Council, which includes existing outdoor basketball half-courts (located in Woodroffe, Gray, Johnston, Moulden, CBD), the four exersites and the 57 playgrounds across the municipality.
The consultation was open for public feedback from 6 July - 30 July 2018.
During consultation, Council received over 190 responses with Joan Fejo the clear favourite by a majority of people from across Palmerston.
Construction works were completed in October 2018.