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Have say on water play area idea

28 February 2020

Residents are being encouraged to have their say about the idea of a water play area in Nagambie.

The idea has been voiced by the community over many years, particularly in line with the desire for Lake Nagambie to return to its glory days of being a huge tourism and community drawcard.

Strathbogie Mayor Cr Amanda McClaren said the Council had done significant community engagement over many years, with the reinvigoration of the lake a recurrent theme among residents.

“We have heard the community tell us that they wish to see some significant water activities that the family can enjoy at Lake Nagambie,” she said.

“Based on what we have heard so far there are two concepts which could complement each other.

“The first is for an inflatable water park for the more adventurous which is currently being considered as part of the second round of drought stimulus funding.

“The second is for a water play area, which could have land and water-based play areas.

“To progress this second idea, Strathbogie Shire Council has engaged @Leisure Planners to undertake a feasibility study into the location and construction of a proposed water play area, which would include land and water-based options.

“Nagambie's Buckley Park is a site which people have most commonly suggested to us, and now the Council is keen to gauge residents’ views on whether it is a feasible option.

“Similar parks at Bright and Tocumwal are huge drawcards to people and we believe that something similar would be a huge coup for our Shire.”

Input being sought includes whether residents, community groups and potential users are supportive of the idea, what the best location would be and what features could be included if the proposal went ahead.

“We would encourage as many people as possible to share their views with us,” Cr McClaren said.

“Representatives from @Leisure will be at Buckley Park on March 6 and 7, so we would encourage those in the area to come and chat with us about the water park concept.

“For those who can’t attend in person, we have made available a number of different ways in which our community can voice their views.”

The consultation sessions are as follows:

  • In person at Buckley Park, Friday, March 6 from 4pm to 6pm and Saturday, March 7 from 9am to noon.
  • Online at Our Say – This page will also be updated regularly throughout the project.
  • Via social media on the Council’s Facebook page when posts about the project occur.
  • By contacting @Leisure planners at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • By phoning @Leisure Project Manager Michael Graham on (03) 9326 1662.

Closing date for consultation will be March 20.

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