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calling on local community members to come together to form a Project Control Group (PCG) to collaboratively design
and develop a master plan for Thornbury’s Mayer Park, with support and guidance
from the Council.
The PCG will be tasked with conducting the
consultation process that will inform the development of the master plan. The
park’s primary function of sporting ground is to be retained. Open space for
informal activities such as walking, dog-walking, sitting running is also to be
Is Council outsourcing all its work to residents now?
Not at all. This is only the second community-led
design project initiated by Council, following closely in the footsteps of the
Penders Park Master Plan where a similar approach has been adopted and is currently underway. If it’s as
successful as we anticipate, there may be other projects that this approach can
be applied to in the future.
What is the selection criteria for the Project Control Group?
will reflect key stakeholders and there will be a balance of gender, age and
of local issues, ability to contribute ideas for improving the park and
representing a broad cross section of views and understand the diverse needs of
the local community are among the primary selection criteria.
will be required to attend all meetings.Refer
to the Terms of Reference for more information on the selection criteria.
A budget of $65,000 has been assigned to conducting
initial site assessments (e.g. due diligence Cultural Heritage Report and Flora
& Fauna Assessment), feature and level surveys and for the development of
the master plan.