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Have your say on the future of the Chinchilla Botanical Gardens Project

17 November 2016

Community consultation for the proposed Chinchilla Botanical Gardens is now open for residents, local businesses and community groups to have their say on the development of the space between Wambo and Canaga Streets, with Council seeking to develop a Master Plan that meets the future aspirations of the Western Downs community.

  • Commencing with a Community Survey, there will be many opportunities for residents and community groups to have their say including: Forums, an online survey, and key stakeholder consultation;
  • Two Community Forums will be held on Wednesday 30 November, with a session in the morning at 10.30am and one in the afternoon at 5.30pm, in the Wattle Room at the Chinchilla Cultural Centre, Heeney Street;
  • Council is working closely alongside Planning and Design specialists to undertake the community consultation and develop a concept and landscaping design that represents the community’s views;
  • Feedback gathered during the consultation phase will form an important component in developing the Master Plan, with residents encouraged to take the time to complete the online survey by Monday 12 December 2016.

Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries Councillor Carolyn Tillman said the consultation process is an opportunity for Chinchilla to express their ideas and visions for the future development of this key community space.

On location: Mayor Paul McVeigh and Cr Carolyn Tillman are looking forward to hearing the ideas our community have for the development of the proposed Chinchilla Botanical Gardens.

On location: Mayor Paul McVeigh and Cr Carolyn Tillman are looking forward to hearing the ideas our community have for the development of the proposed Chinchilla Botanical Gardens.

“Within walking distance from the town’s CBD, the development of the land adjacent to the Chinchilla Historical Museum has endless possibilities to be transformed into an exciting, safe and friendly community space for locals and visitors,” she said.

“From shared spaces like an amphitheatre and group activity areas to interpretive displays, walking trails and running paths, these gardens hold so much potential for the future of our region, so we’re really keen to hear the aspirations our community has for this project.

“We want to ensure that this project delivers on what our residents want, so I encourage the community to take a few moments to complete the online survey now open on Council’s website, come along to a Forum and have their say on the future of the Chinchilla Botanical Gardens.”

Community Forums and consultation activities will be updated on Council’s website and Facebook page.

For more information on the Chinchilla Botanical Gardens Project, FAQs and how you can have your say visit our webpage.

If you have any enquiries please contact Council on 1300 COUNCIL or email info@wdrc.qld.gov.au.

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Media Contact:
Cr Carolyn Tillman | Spokesperson for Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries | 0401 662 352