For several years Council has received ongoing complaints about the poor state of Dawkins Lake which is located in the centre of Macksville next to the Caltex Service Station and between the Pacific Highway and the Council’s Administration Centre in Princess Street.
Council has allocated Environmental Levy funds to investigate potential improvements to Dawkins Lake with a particular focus on water quality.
Mayor Rhonda Hoban said, ‘a draft concept plan for the Park has been prepared which examines how the community interacts with the space at present and into the future. A particular focus of the plan has been the opportunities for improved environmental management.’
Staff engaged a landscape architect to prepare the plan which can viewed on Councils website. The plan examines typical urban design matters such as connectivity, views, use, open space as well as the role the area may have in a post highway Macksville. Importantly, the plan highlights that Dawkins Park has a number of environmental issues that need to be addressed and it also has the potential to be developed as model for best practice environmental management and education.
The concept plan will guide the development of a plan of management for the reserve and also be used to target grant funding to support future improvements to the area.
“The Council is pleased with the result of the recently developed Macksville fun and fitness precinct including the skatepark, fitness trail, gym extension and other new facilities and I believe we have the opportunity to build on that success in a future redevelopment of Dawkins Park”, said Councillor Hoban.
The draft concept plan for Dawkins Park is presently on exhibition and is available on Council’s website for review or at the Council Chambers. Feedback from the community is encouraged and should be directed to the:
The General Manager
PO Box 177
Macksville NSW 2447
on or before Monday 18 January 2016.
Comment is invited on the identified projects listed within this media release, as well as suggestions for other projects which meet the relevant criteria for the State Government's Stronger Country Communities Fund by 4pm Tuesday 6 August 2019. Enquiries to Council's Grants and Contributions Officer, Teresa Boorer on 6568 0221.
Nambucca residents Bruce and Anne Bishop now charge their electric car when they go to the shops or library thanks to council’s new electric vehicle charging station in Nambucca.
Community members will be given an opportunity to have their say on the kaffir plum trees at the River Street foreshore in Macksville.
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Council wish to advise that there have been six known occurrences of Giant Devils Fig recently found in the Nambucca Valley, so there is still a chance to keep this aggressive plant at bay and protect our beautiful environmental and agricultural areas.
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The importance of controlling this weed is highlighted in last year's release of stringent control Biosecurity (Tropical Soda Apple) Control Order 2017. If you believe you may have this weed growing on your property, please Council's Site Leader Green Space on 0417 484 306 for further advice on control methods.
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A new skate park, lighting for the touch football field, a new community recreation room and fitness trails at Macksville Park will be officially opened by Nambucca Shire Council on Saturday 28 November and the community is invited to attend.
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