Better Parks for People survey
7 SEPTEMBER 2016
A survey has been launched to find out what Albury residents think about their recreational parks and spaces.The study is part of the Better Parks for People project, a partnership project between Charles Sturt University (CSU) and AlburyCity with funding through the NSW Government's Liveable Communities Grants.AlburyCity Mayor Councillor Henk van de Ven said, "There are more than 460 hectares of parks and reserves in our local council and they're a valuable resource for the whole community."The Better Parks for People project is a great idea but we need residents to have a say and express their views through the survey."Please help us further develop these great spaces," he said.Researcher Dr Rachel Whitsed, from CSU's Institute for Land, Water and Society, (pictured) says the 'Have a Say' survey aims for improved understanding of how and why people, and in particular those aged over 65 years, use parks."The project team will then develop a spatial park planning tool. This tool will be used by AlburyCity and other local governments to better plan current and future parks, but first we need to know what residents think makes a great park."Surveys can be completed online at the AlburyCity offices and LibraryMuseum in Kiewa Street, Lavington Library, or at a Council Community Centre.The survey is available here. It closes on Friday 30 September 2016.
Dr Rachel Whitsed is a lecturer in spatial sciences in the School of Environmental Sciences at CSU in Albury-Wodonga. For interviews contact CSU Media.