THIS weekend is the last chance to take part in an online survey to help the Derwent Valley Council make decisions about recreational facilities in the municipality.
The council has engaged Melbourne-based @Leisure Planners to prepare a "Recreation, Play and Open Space Strategy" to set the direction it will follow in relation to recreation and open space for the next 10 years.
Mayor Ben Shaw says the strategy will provide direction in relation to specific issues such as the development of play spaces and open space across the council area, opportunities to increase participation and wellbeing for residents, and determine open space contributions in new residential developments.
"This strategy will guide council for the next 10 years and we are really pleased to be offering the community a say on how our future open spaces will look and what facilities they value the most," Cr Shaw said.
"It will help us to look at our parks, reserves and open spaces and determine the best fit for them, see where we need to spend money on infrastructure and what we need to do to provide the services we all expect."
The council is seeking input from residents, clubs, community groups, and users of public open space to help direct this strategy. Residents can visit the "Current Projects" page at www.atleisure.com.au for more information, leave a comment or complete an online survey. They can also visit the Derwent Valley Council Recreation Play and Open Space Strategy Facebook page to make a comment.
Click here to complete the survey, which closes tomorrow (Sunday).