Jubilee Park Masterplan
UPDATE – 4 November 2021
Work will commence on Stage One of the masterplan for Cootamundra’s Jubilee Park. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announced a $2 million grant from the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program in July.
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 One consists of native garden beds, and a decomposed granite pathway be installed on the area running down alongside the Caravan Park. Local landscape designer Jeremy Pearce for Arcscapes has been awarded the contract for stage one.
Community workshops and public comments were held in June 2020. The ideas raised assisted with the concept for the masterplan.
Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC) mayor Cr Abb McAlister said he was pleased the work would soon be commencing.
“This is a great project, further enhancing the facilities at Jubilee Park, it will be a wonderful area for residents and visitors to enjoy,” Cr McAlister said.
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The masterplan for Cootamundra’s Jubilee Park, work commences on Stage One within the next few weeks.
CGRC is partnering with Landscape Architects, sala4D to create a landscape masterplan for Cootamundra’s iconic Jubilee Park. The plan is a crucial document for Council and the community, guiding development and management over the next 5-10 years.
CGRC held two community workshops. These workshops gave representatives of the community an opportunity to communicate their values for the Park and discuss practical aspects of what’s there and how it could be improved.
The idea of a walk through aviary was not supported, while attracting more native birds through increased native species planting was.
A summary of results from the workshops are:
* Provide a park for events and activities
* Provide opportunity for people to learn about Australian native plants and birds
* Provide a complete path network that caters to all
* Enhance and celebrate the River Red Gum trees
*Use Australian native plants
* Use contemporary signage, furniture and lighting
* Maintain shady areas under tall trees for walking and playing
* Use signage and sculpture to interpret Aboriginal and site heritage
* More furniture and picnic amenity