Blackwater - Mackenzie Street Median Strips, All Abilities Park and Dempsey Park Consultation

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Formal consultation on these projects has now closed. Council is reviewing all of the great and valuable feedback and insights provided and will provide a summary back to community in due course.

Council is seeking community input on three matters that are important to the community of Blackwater these being Mackenzie Street Median Strips, the future of the All Abilities Park and revitalising Dempsey Park. Council is encouraging you to actively participate in a range of activities and consultations to ensure that you Have Your Say.

Your feedback will shape and inform these projects going forward.


> TAKE OUR SURVEY <


Project 1: Transforming our Medians:

Blackwater is known for its wide street network and with this means we have an extensive amount of median strips. These median strips are difficult to manage and maintain which has created an opportunity for us to think differently about their future. Focused in the first instance along MacKenzie Street, council is seeking innovative ideas that not only enhance the locality, but also require minimal maintenance, in our hot climate – with limited trees and vegetation. This project is about exploring and build upon these concepts collaboratively, leveraging local partnerships.

Project 2: All Abilities Park

It’s time to have a meaningful discussion on the future of the All Abilities Park. We are committed to evolving it into a safe, relaxing space. We need to collectively acknowledge the challenges and respect the sensitivity of the parks future.

This presents an opportunity to reimagine and reshape the nature of this space, for the community, in order to better cater to the needs of all its members.

Project 3: Revitalising Dempsey Park

Dempsey Park, at the core of our community, is set for a transformation. Your input is vital to create a space that resonates with your desires, offers safety, and promotes inclusivity. Like the Skate Park, Dempsey Park is its own destination we want to ensure that it leaves it own legacy as a park that is the envy of Central Qld for being different yet destinational.

Formal consultation on these projects has now closed. Council is reviewing all of the great and valuable feedback and insights provided and will provide a summary back to community in due course.

Council is seeking community input on three matters that are important to the community of Blackwater these being Mackenzie Street Median Strips, the future of the All Abilities Park and revitalising Dempsey Park. Council is encouraging you to actively participate in a range of activities and consultations to ensure that you Have Your Say.

Your feedback will shape and inform these projects going forward.


> TAKE OUR SURVEY <


Project 1: Transforming our Medians:

Blackwater is known for its wide street network and with this means we have an extensive amount of median strips. These median strips are difficult to manage and maintain which has created an opportunity for us to think differently about their future. Focused in the first instance along MacKenzie Street, council is seeking innovative ideas that not only enhance the locality, but also require minimal maintenance, in our hot climate – with limited trees and vegetation. This project is about exploring and build upon these concepts collaboratively, leveraging local partnerships.

Project 2: All Abilities Park

It’s time to have a meaningful discussion on the future of the All Abilities Park. We are committed to evolving it into a safe, relaxing space. We need to collectively acknowledge the challenges and respect the sensitivity of the parks future.

This presents an opportunity to reimagine and reshape the nature of this space, for the community, in order to better cater to the needs of all its members.

Project 3: Revitalising Dempsey Park

Dempsey Park, at the core of our community, is set for a transformation. Your input is vital to create a space that resonates with your desires, offers safety, and promotes inclusivity. Like the Skate Park, Dempsey Park is its own destination we want to ensure that it leaves it own legacy as a park that is the envy of Central Qld for being different yet destinational.

  • This survey has now concluded. Thank you to all who responded.

    Gaining local feedback is the best way that council can ensure that we are delivering facilities that reflect the community's expectations. This is your chance to provide feedback on what you think is working well, not so well and what are your suggestions on how these spaces can be improved to encourage their usability and to showcase the great sense of pride there is in Blackwater!  The feedback will take between 10 and 15 minutes.  This survey will go live from October 26 and close 24 November 2023. 

    Have your Say and complete our survey
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