Redland City Council is calling on the community to help design a ‘new-look’ Bloomfield Street Park in Cleveland Central Business District (CBD).
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the feedback received would inform draft designs for the park, which would then be released for community comment in late September.
“Redland City Council and the State Government have dedicated funds to create an exciting new design for Bloomfield Street Park because we realise it has enormous potential to draw more people into Cleveland, providing flow on benefits from local businesses” Cr Williams said.
“We will be hosting a fun family morning with face painting and craft on Saturday 30 August from 9.00am – 12.00pm so people can come, have fun with their kids and share their vision for the future of this park.”
“Bloomfield Street Park is in the heart of Cleveland, but it is 20 years since its last major upgrade and it’s time to look at new designs to breathe new life into park.
“No doubt there are plenty of locals who grew up playing in the park and this is their chance to be part of the next phase of the park’s life and ensure it remains a key part of the city.
Help shape our future park! Come along to let us know what you’d like to see.
Division 2 Councillor for Cleveland, Cr Craig Ogilvie, said the Bloomfield Street Park Transformation Project was only the first of a raft of upcoming measures to bring new people and investment to Cleveland.
“Bloomfield Street Park is a catalyst project for the Cleveland CBD and we want people’s ideas on what makes a great park. You name it – from technology to art installations and play equipment, we are open to community ideas,” he said.
“Work is well underway on some truly innovative and exciting revitalisation strategies for Cleveland CBD that we plan to announce in the very near future, including innovative and exciting events – so watch this space.
“In addition to the fun morning on Saturday 30 August, there will also be an engagement session in the park on Friday 29 August from 9.30am – 11.30am.”
People can also give their feedback by:
• completing a survey form available in hard copy at Council’s Cleveland Customer Service Centre or on Council’s website www.redland.qld.gov.au
• emailing their ideas on what would make a great park to: firstname.lastname@example.org
• calling Council to discuss their ideas on: 3829 8746
Construction on the new Bloomfield Street Park design is expected to begin in early 2015.