10 September 2016

WH Recreation Ground - the City Council is listening

Recently the City of Hobart published a draft Management Plan and Lighting Plan for the West Hobart Oval.  We wrote about it here, and encouraged residents to think about the oval and to make submissions.

Council has considered the ideas that came in from the community and has recently released its revised Management Plan.  A number of changes have been made to the draft plan, so this exercise has demonstrated the usefulness of both Council consulting with locals and locals making the effort to get involved! 

WHEN is pleased that several of our suggestions have been accepted as useful by the Council.  Our accepted ideas were:

  • installation of bike hoops (within sight of the oval) so that oval users can securely park their bikes while they're playing
  • improved access for pedestrians and bike riders from the Hamilton St entrance, to increase safety for children walking and riding to the oval
  • better access for both pedestrians and bike riders on a shared pathway between Hamilton St and Lansdowne Crescent
  • encouraging use of the oval for community events.
We now look forward to seeing the implementation of the revised Management Plan and how well our ideas are considered and implemented.

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