Community consultation begins this week on the Family Fun Park Precinct, which Mount Isa City Council says will give residents greater ownership over the popular facility.
Earmarked for major upgrades and improvements after recent funding announcements, the park which sees thousands of visitors each week is undergoing Council planning for better utilisation.
The Family Fun Park and the Skate Park will be the focus of this consultation.
Mayor Joyce McCulloch said it was vitally important for the community to have a say about how they envisaged the facility in the future and to discuss their recreational needs.
“Community consultation is an integral part of the planning process and the will respond to the feedback we receive,” Cr McCulloch said.
“This feedback is taken into consideration as part of the assessment.
“It’s easy to participate by going online and we encourage everyone to take a look and have their say.”
The online form will ask respondents to list their preference of play equipment such as trampolines, roundabouts and swings.
It also asks for comments about existing infrastructure, as well as have a say about what they currently like and dislike about the facilities.
The survey asks about how often people visit the facilities and age group of kids.
To complete the survey, visit the Mount Isa City Council website at http://www.mountisa.qld.gov.au/community-consultation
In December Mount Isa City Council has announced a revitalisation project at the Family Fun Park precinct, including the Skate Park and Splashez Aquatic Centre, worth more than $800,000.
With funding received from the Queensland Government’s 2016-17 Grants and Subsidies Programs of $417,500, Council will match this amount and begin the project, due to be finalised by mid-2017.
The project focus is revitalisation to ensure the three facilities complement each other to create a user friendly recreational precinct.