Public feedback could help revolutionise the Murray River Square and adjacent foreshore reserve, into a well-planned, well-utilised community amenity.
The Shire of Murray has recently appointed landscape consultants, EPCAD, to assist with the progression of the design for the study area.
According to Chief Executive Officer Mr. Dean Unsworth, three sketch options have been released and the Shire are seeking community comment regarding a preferred design.
Among other components, planning could see the town square redeveloped to achieve views to the river from George Street and James Street and an informal grassed terraced amphitheatre and stage area, upgraded streetscaping, a canoe entry and exit point and improved picnic and BBQ facilities established along the foreshore.
Mr. Unsworth said following community feedback it is intended that a preferred option which may involve components from one or more of the sketch options, would then be chosen to develop a full concept design.
To view the sketches and submit feedback, community members are encouraged to visit the Shire’s website murray.wa.gov.au or call into the Shire’s Administration Office at 1915 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra during office hours.
Submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Murray, PO Box 21, Pinjarra WA 6208. Emailed submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A drop-in information session will also be held at the Pinjarra Civic Centre on Monday 21 May from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. The sketches will be on display and Shire officers will be available for discussion and to answer questions.
Concept development follows Council’s adoption in 2015 of a masterplan for the Murray River Foreshore in Pinjarra, between the Henry Street boat ramp and the Murray Leisure Centre.
“The masterplan was prepared with extensive consultation with the community and was intended to provide a high level framework to guide future action within the foreshore area,” Mr. Unsworth said.
Submissions close 12:00pm Friday 1 June, 2018.