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Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC) will commence Stage Two of the masterplan for Cootamundra’s Jubilee Park, with funds from the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program.

The NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program is part of ongoing work to protect the health of the community, provide economic and jobs stimulus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and deliver a legacy of safe, quality public and open space.

Stage Two consists of more native garden beds, landscaping including furniture and fixtures, exposed aggregate concrete footpaths and irrigation. Other work includes the relocation of the captain’s busts to a more accessible area in Jubilee Park.

Community workshops and public comments were held in June 2020. The ideas raised assisted with the concept for the masterplan.

The masterplan for Jubilee Park includes native garden beds, walking paths, new park entrance, picnic tables and BBQ facilities along with the public toilet facilities getting a refurbishment. Sculptural interpretation area, and an area to attract local birdlife will also be included.

The iconic park, adjacent to the Cootamundra Caravan Park and close to the CBD, is popular with all ages, from children enjoying the adventure playground to visitors ambling along checking out the Australian Cricket Captains heads.

Local landscape contractor Jeremy Pearce for Arcscapes has been awarded the contract for stage Two.

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The masterplan for Jubilee Park Cootamundra came about from community consultation in June 2020. Council is about to commence work on Stage Two of the masterplan.