Hawkesbury Council will host a pair of on-site drop-in sessions this Saturday [March 6] for residents to check in and find out more about the plan of management being prepared for Yarramundi Reserve and Navua Reserve.
The plan will guide the future use, management and long term recreational opportunities for each of the reserves.
The drop-ins will give residents the chance to meet with council staff and the consultant team developing the plan.
As part of the community consultation, council recently asked residents to complete questionnaires about the Plan of Management fo Yarramundi Reserve and Navua Reserve.
Preliminary results from this survey and a site analysis will be available at the drop-ins. Staff and consultants will also seek feedback on potential solutions to any of the issues raised.
The events will be as follows:
Yarramundi Reserve - Saturday, March 6, 10am to noon, at the picnic area, Springwood Road, Yarramundi, northern side.
Navua Reserve - Saturday, March 6, 1pm to 2pm, 271 Grose River Road, Grose Wold.
According to council, preliminary results suggest that most survey respondents feel both reserves are beautiful, natural, quiet and safe recreation areas and "beaches" for the local and wider community to swim, picnic, walk, canoe/kayak, fish and to take their dogs and horses to exercise and swim.
A total of 258 submissions were received for Yarramundi Reserve and 163 for Navua Reserve.
Top issues and suggestions for both reserves include:
- increased, better parking;
- more bins, empmtied more often;
- more picnic and barbecue facilities, shelters;
- clean-up fallen trees and other flood debris;
- increased and improved paths and walking tracks; and
- weed management.
For Yarramundi Reserve respondents also called for: improved carpark entrie;, potholes to be fixed; parking spaces for horse floats and trailers; more/better toilets; and better ways to share the space between the various users.
For Navua Reserve respondents suggested a play space for children, a shower/tap to rinse off sand, and planting and revegetation.
More information about the Plan of Management is available at council's website hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au via the Have Your Say tab.