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Ideas abound for new community park

CREATIVE and colourful submissions from the community have been flooding in to help with the design of a new park in Blossom Court, Cambridge.

Cambridge Primary School approached Clarence City Council to use the consultation as part of a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) project, with students from all grades participating.

Council’s Landscape Architect gave a briefing to students and asked them to design their best playground or playground element ideas.

Students visited the site and formulated their ideas before their drawings were presented to Clarence Mayor Doug Chipman late last year.

“Council is delighted that so many students participated in this consultation and gave us their best ideas,” Mayor Chipman said.

“This project gave students the opportunity for their creativity to run wild and there were certainly some very colourful submissions.

“Talking to students, it was wonderful to hear their excitement about the park and how it might take shape.

“Council’s Landscape Architect is now reviewing all submissions received, looking closely at the drawings and comments and interpreting this information to revise the park master plan in how it will look and function.”

In addition to participation from students, 67 submissions were received on the park, specific elements and the name.

“We are grateful to Cambridge Primary School and thank them for the students’ involvement in the design process, as well as all members of the community who gave us their feedback,” Mayor Chipman said.

Further updates on the project will be provided through Council’s website and social media channels.

The park was identified as a priority in the Cambridge Master Plan and Council has allocated $350,000 in funding for the 2018-19 financial year.

Caption: An idea for the new park in Blossom Court, submitted by a Cambridge Primary School student.

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