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What are your thoughts on public open spaces in Clarence?

CLARENCE City Council is developing a public open space strategy to guide with the provision of public open space for the next 20-years.

The strategy will provide an overarching framework and strategic direction for public open space planning across the city.

“Clarence is a growing city and therefore council must consider both the current needs and future aspirations of a diverse community,” Clarence Mayor Doug Chipman said.

“The community is blessed with access to a variety of public open spaces which include high-quality sporting facilities, a range of parks and reserves, significant natural areas and coastline, and an extensive tracks and trails network across the city.”

The council has engaged @Leisure Planners to develop the strategy given the consultancy’s extensive experience with public open space planning and success in undertaking similar projects for local government, both nationally and within Tasmania.

Key tasks will include a thorough review of the council’s existing public open space network, identification of key challenges for the council in relation to public open space, community consultation, future priorities and the preparation of a final strategy for adoption by the council.

Mayor Chipman said the development of the public open space strategy was an important opportunity to review the council’s existing public open spaces and, at the same time, engage with the community to consider what may be required for future generations.

“I encourage the community to actively participate in the strategy development either by providing comment on the website or by attending a community forum,” he said.

Community members are encouraged to attend one of the community workshops to be held on Thursday 15 December 2016 at Rokeby and Rosny.

Information on the public open space strategy, including workshop details, can be found on the home page of the council’s website at www.ccc.tas.gov.au.

Caption: Clarence residents are invited to participate in the development of a public open space strategy by attending one of a number of community workshops.