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Council has consulted with the community on a range of projects over the past 12 months.

Play Equipment - Campbelltown Memorial Oval, Paradise

Council recently sought ideas from the community on play equipment to be installed as part of the Campbelltown Memorial Oval Redevelopment (click here for further information on the redevelopment). The community will again be invited to participate by providing feedback on a draft concept plan prepared in consideration of the ideas put forward. It is anticipated that this further consultation will take place in July 2018.

Draft 2018/2019 Annual Business Plan and Budget

Council annually seeks feedback from the Community on its plan and budget for the following financial year. The engagement with the community on Council's Draft 2018/2019 Plan and Budget was conducted in May and the outcomes will be presented to Council for consideration at its meeting on 5 June 2018. Thank you to everyone who sent in feedback via a survey or email and to all who attended the Public Meeting to discuss the contents of the Plan and Budget.

Draft Economic Development Plan 2020

Council sought feedback from the local Community, including businesses, on its Draft Economic Development Plan 2020. At its meeting on 17 April 2018, Council considered the feedback from 76 surveys, four written submissions and one verbal response. With general support for the direction of the Plan, including the action plan, Council adopted the plan with some minor changes to strengthen the connection between environmental protection and economic development; strengthen the connection with ERA (Eastern Region Alliance) economic development priorities; and, to highlight Council’s commitment to protecting the City’s character.

REPORT: To view the report presented to Council on the outcomes to the consultation click here (go to Item 11.7, page 191).
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2020: To view the Plan click here.

Draft Waste Management, Multicultural and Whistleblowers Policies

In March 2018 Council invited the Community to comment on the following draft policies.

• Waste Management Policy (new)
• Multicultural Policy (new)
• Whistleblowers Policy (revised)

Council considered the feedback received (approximately 50 responses to each of the policies) and adopted the Whistleblowers Policy and Waste Management Policy without any further changes. Council also adopted the Multicultural Policy with minor amendments  to provide clarification. Although only minor changes were made to one of the policies, the feedback overall identified a number of areas that will be considered for future investigation and action as appropriate. Thank you to everyone who assisted Council in finalising these policies.

REPORT: To view the report presented to Council on the outcomes to the consultation click here (go to Item 11.8, page 271).

Greenglade Drive (Paradise) Playground Improvements

Stage 1
The equipment at the playground on Greenglade Drive in Paradise is near the end of its useful life and is due for replacement. In October 2017 Council surveyed residents around the Playground and also held a Talking Point to hear ideas for playground improvements. Council at its meeting on 19 December 2017 considered the feedback and endorsed a draft concept plan for further consultation with the local community. Council also resolved to consider allocating $133,000 for Greenglade Drive Playground Improvements at the time of formulating the draft 2019/2020 Annual Business Plan and Budget.

Stage 2
In February 2018, residents were sent a copy of the concept plan for review. Based on the feedback, the design was revised to extend the shelter and provide an additional picnic table, change the single bird nest swing to a 5-way swing set that includes a baby swing, include additional play equipment around the dinosaur to provide more play opportunities for under 5 year olds. On 20 March 2018 Council considered the feedback and revised design and resolved to consider allocating $150,000 (an additional $17,000 to that requested in Stage 1) for the Greenglade Drive, Paradise playground improvements at the time of formulating the draft 2019/2020 Annual Business Plan and Budget.

REPORTS: To view the reports presented to Council on the outcomes to Stage 1 click here (go to Item 11.4, page 213) and Stage 2 click here (go to Item 11.6, page 69).

Rosemary Avenue Reserve (Athelstone) Playground Improvements

Stage 1
The playground equipment at Rosemary Avenue Reserve is near the end of its useful life and is due for replacement. In October 2017 residents around the Reserve were asked to tell us about how they want the playground to look, feel and function in future years and to give us ideas for replacement playground equipment and/or nature play features. Ideas and suggestions from residents were used to prepare a concept plan and Council at its meeting on 19 December 2017 considered the feedback and endorsed a draft concept plan for further consultation with the local community. Council also resolved to consider allocating $78,000 for the improvements at this playground at the time of formulating the draft 2018/2019 Annual Business Plan and Budget.

Stage 2
In February 2018, residents were sent a copy of the concept plan for review. With mostly positive comments, Council at its meeting on 20 March 2018 resolved to just receive the feedback. As per Council's decision in Stage 1, $78,000 will be considered for inclusion in the draft 2018/2019 Annual Business Plan and Budget. 

REPORTS: To view the reports presented to Council on the outcomes to Stage 1 click here (go to Item 11.4, page 213) and Stage 2 click here (go to Item 11.6, page 69).

Max Amber Sportsfield Master Plan - Concept Options

The 2016/2017 Annual Business Plan and Budget allocated $50,000 to the development of the Max Amber Sportsfield Master Plan. A draft Plan was prepared with Council endorsing two options for the purposes of Community consultation and this was undertaken in November 2017.

Although there was some support for either Option A or B, the overwhelming view of the Community was that they did not support Council progressing with either Option A or B. The Community indicated that they generally agreed that the existing facilities needed to be upgraded however in a far more moderate way.

At its meeting on 21 November, although consultation had commenced, Council resolved that Staff prepare a report on how much each of the following changes might reduce the cost of the proposed Master Plan:

  • Construct a single storey main club building rather than a double storey building (however at the oval level)
  • Not construct a second soccer field where the tennis courts are and convert that area to a ‘grassed reserve’
  • Not construct an artificial soccer field
  • Not re-align the main football/cricket oval.

After careful deliberation, Council noted the feedback from the Community and resolved to take no further action in regards to Option A or Option B. Furthermore Council requested that Staff obtain costs for upgrading the facilities (including the possibility of a double storey Football Clubroom) and associated amenities at Max Amber Sportsfield at their existing sites in addition to the scope of works requested by Council at its meeting on 21 November 2017.

REPORT: To view the report presented to Council on the outcomes to the consultation click here (go to Item 11.3, page 147).

Community Satisfaction Survey 2017

Council is committed to improving the services it delivers to the community. To understand what it is doing right and where it needs to improve Council sought feedback from the community on how satisfied it is with Council services, facilities and performance. The outcomes to the Community Satisfaction Survey 2017 were compared to previous Satisfaction Surveys to identify trends.

REPORT: To view the report presented to Council on the outcomes to the consultation click here (go to Item 11.5, page 253).
COMMUNITY SATISFACTION SURVEY 2017 - OUTCOMES: To view a summary click here.

Melba Court Reserve (Hectorville) Improvements

In late 2016 Hectorville ratepayers and residents were asked for ideas to improve Melba Court Reserve. Just prior to the consultation, Council purchased the adjoining property allowing for the reserve to be extended and participants had the opportunity to provide ideas for future improvements on a larger reserve than currently existed.

Feedback informed the development of a draft concept plan and on 5 September 2017 Council endorsed the draft plan for further consultation with the local Community. Feedback found that the final plan was not quite right and some changes were made to the plan including the retention of the existing playground with an additional nature play area (rather than a complete replacement of the equipment), a shelter over the picnic table and the replacement of the adjoining barrier fence (subject to negotiations with neighbours). At its meeting on 19 December 2017 Council considered the feedback and the revised plan and resolved to consider allocating $50,000 for Melba Court Reserve Improvements at the time of formulating the draft 2018/2019 Annual Business Plan and Budget.

Thank you to residents around Melba Court Reserve for your ongoing feedback during the development of a design for improvements at this Reserve.

REPORT: To view the report presented to Council on the outcomes to the consultation click here (go to Item 11.4, page 213).

Parking Restrictions Rostrevor

Since the State Government completed the new playground in the Morialta Conservation Park there has been a significant influx of visitors to the Park resulting in parking issues in streets around the car park off Stradbroke Road, Rostrevor. In late October 2017 Council consulted affected residents to gauge the level of support for imposing parking restrictions on these streets. Appropriate action will be taken by Council based on the feedback. Council recognises that parking restrictions are not a viable permanent solution to this issue and is lobbying the Government to provide appropriate levels of parking within the Conservation park itself.

New Bicycle Plan

STAGE 1
Council initially sought feedback from the Community to assist in the review of its Bicycle Plan. A Community Bicycle Forum, held as part of the engagement, provided an opportunity for the community to discuss the plan in more detail. Feedback from the consultation along with a Draft Bicycle Plan was presented to Council at its meeting on 19 May 2015. Council resolved to receive the Draft Bicycle Plan and requested Staff identify key points worthy of progression for consideration by Council.

STAGE 2
In October/November 2016 Council again sought community feedback on the draft Bicycle Plan and Implementation Cost Estimates to make sure it was right and nothing was missed. The Draft Bicycle Plan was reviewed in light of the feedback received in 31 submissions from individuals and groups, and nearly 800 surveys completed by children and young people about their bike riding experiences around the Campbelltown City Council area.

Council at its meeting on 15 August 2017 considered the feedback and Bicycle Plan with proposed adjustments. With a relatively high level of support expressed by respondents,  Council adopted the Bicycle Plan as presented (and the adjustments). Furthermore Council will consider allocating $5,000 in the Draft 2018/2019 Annual Business Plan and Budget to produce a user friendly cycling guide with a map of local and existing learn to ride routes as well as other cycling support facilities. Staff will also review infrastructure improvement plans to, where appropriate, incorporate actions as identified in the Bicycle Plan for consideration in future budget allocations and will write to the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure seeking their support for improvements along arterial roads that have been identified in the Plan.

REPORT STAGE 2: To view the report presented to Council on the outcomes to STAGE 2 click here (go to Item 11.4, page 53).
BICYCLE PLAN: To view the Plan click here.

Draft Playground and Exercise Equipment Plan

During March 2017 Council sought feedback from the community on this new Plan that provides a long term strategy to replace, consolidate and provide new playgrounds and exercise equipment in the Campbelltown City Council area. The aim is to develop a network of playgrounds and exercise equipment throughout the City that provides for the Community now and into the future while keeping maintenance costs at a manageable level.

REPORT: To view the report presented to Council on the outcomes to the consultation click here (go to Item 11.2, page 79).
PLAYGROUND AND EXERCISE EQUIPMENT PLAN: To view the Plan click here.

Draft Animal Management Plan 2016-2021

Council’s Animal Management Plan has been reviewed to ensure it continues to provide clear direction for management of pets in the City of Campbelltown, make it simpler and more reader friendly, and to meet legislative requirements. In early 2017 Council asked the community for feedback on the revised Plan. At its meeting on 4 July 2017 Council considered the feedback and resolved to endorse the revised Draft Animal Management Plan 2016-2021 (with minor amendments) and submit to Plan to the Dog and Cat Management Board for approval.

REPORT: To view the report presented to Council on the outcomes to the consultation click here (go to Item 11.1, page 41).

Policy Consultations

Council regularly reviews its policies, and in doing so, invites you to have your say on any proposed policy amendments, prior to adopting these policies.  Policies are presented for your review in batches (usually by Department) and feedback received is reported to Council for consideration after the close of the consultation for each batch. Refer to the Current Engagement page for details about current opportunities.

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