Cris Fitzpatrick Park Masterplan – a space to play

LAST YEAR landscape architects Inspiring Place conducted a survey on behalf of Brighton Council, to determine what are the local community’s thoughts on the refurbishment of the Cris Fitzpatrick Park area.A draft masterplan has been prepared for community comment.

GAGEBROOK residents may recall landscape architects Inspiring Place conducted a survey on behalf of Brighton Council late last year to determine what are the local community’s thoughts relating to a refurbishment of the Cris Fitzpatrick Park area. Inspiring Place also spent time at Bond Place with a ‘talk’ stall so children and parents could chat directly about their hopes for the future of the park.

Brighton Council thanks residents who provided feedback on what it wanted to see improved.   The draft master plan incorporates feedback from more than 160 residents. 

Brighton Council’s general manager James Dryburgh said residents said they would like to see a water play feature and picnic shelter with barbecues as well as other important amenities such as lights, seating, improved maintenance/cleaning and a fence or barrier between the park and Tottenham Road for improved safety. 

“Children told us they wanted a flying fox, climbing play equipment and obstacle course, and they had water play features high on the wish list too. 

“In recent years, Council has made some improvements to the Park such as resealing pathways and tree planting but recognised the Park needed some much larger scale improvements to really make it more user friendly and appealing for the local community, including a need to make it safer and more accessible for everyone,” Mr Dryburgh said. 

“The draft master plan is an aspirational plan that is likely to take 10 to 20 years to deliver in numerous stages.” 

It’s anticipated that Stage 1 will be delivered within the next three to five years. Council is very excited to be able to share this draft Master Plan with local residents.  It will be available for comment until April 16. 

To view the draft master plan and share your thoughts go to Council’s website: https://www.brighton.tas.gov.au/community/have-your-say/

The draft Master Plan can also be viewed at the Council offices: 1 Tivoli Road
Old Beach phone 6268 7000.

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