Masterplan for the new Wilson Park will be available in April after community consultation

Jacob Morgan-de LaineAlbany Advertiser
Wilson Park.
Camera IconWilson Park. Credit: Shire of Plantagenet/RegionalHUB

A final design for developing the Wilson Park recreational precinct in Mt Barker will be available on the Shire of Plantagenet website in April.

After community consultation, designers CONVIC will incorporate feedback into the new master plan for the precinct.

The redesigned precinct will aim to deliver more accessible and inclusive recreational spaces, better tailored to the needs of Mt Barker youth.

The Shire and CONVIC held extensive community and stakeholder engagement throughout December to understand the requirements and expectations of future precinct users.

Wilson Park Mt Barker.
Camera IconWilson Park Mt Barker. Credit: Laurie Benson/RegionalHUB

Past CONVIC projects include skate parks in Jurien Bay, Mandurah, Onslow, Collie and Esperance, the Margaret River Youth Precinct, South Hedland Youth Space and Fremantle Esplanade Youth Plaza.

Shire president Chris Pavlovich said the consultation process was key to the success of youth spaces and recreational facilities for future generations.

“Thank you to those who shared their thoughts and feedback at one of the seven well-attended workshops or via the online survey, of which 149 responses were received,” Cr Pavlovich said.

“The council values your feedback on this project, which will transform the currently underutilised space into a contemporary, accessible and inclusive space for residents and visitors of all ages and abilities to enjoy.

“Last year the community identified enhancing parks, recreational spaces and youth services and facilities as priorities, so council allocated $150,000 in the 2022-2023 budget towards developing a youth precinct at Wilson Park.”

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