The ACT Government is calling for the Canberra community to have your say on the future of Haig Park. These comments help to shape the future of the park to ensure it’s safer and more usable for Canberrans.
Since launching their online discussion, 160 people have made more than 400 comments. The government has also met with representatives from surrounding community organisations including Turner Residents Association, North Canberra Community Council, Turner Bowls Club, Turner Tennis Club, Scout Hall, ANU Students’ Association and Fenner Hall.
What’s been said so far?
- The trees are valued and enjoyed. You like the peace, quiet and wildlife the park provides and value having a large green space so close to Canberra’s city centre.
- While you value the trees, there is a diverse view on whether the park should retain its current tree species or include more native or deciduous trees.
- One of the most popular suggested improvements is to the pathways in the park – suggestions include a cycle path, a running track or a meandering pathway through the middle of the trees.
- The Sullivan’s Creek drain acts as a barrier in the Turner section of the park and suggestions to improve this have included wetlands and bridges.
- Some big ideas to improve the park include playgrounds, open lawn space, food truck site, dog parks, community garden and better seating.
Do these comments represent your views on Haig Park? If not, the online forum is open until Friday 31 March 2017.