Works are being undertaken to develop Market Square into one of Naracoorte’s premier recreation areas.
To view the concept plans click the links below:
Works have been funded from a $100,000 grant from the Premier’s Local Government Stimulus Program and matched with $100,000 of Council’s funds.
During September, October and November 2012 extensive community consultation was undertaken on Market Square. The community was asked:
The information that was obtained from the community was used to prepare plans for Market Square which reflected community feedback, as well as direction provided by the Market Square subcommittee and council officers.
In October and November 2013 before being finalised and adopted for implementation the community was invited to let Council know what they thought of the concept plans. The community was also invited to comment on the upgrade of toilet facilities at Market Square.
At the time the Market Square concept plans received some positive and negative comments relating to the proposed traffic management and car parking. The dog exercise area received positive feedback while some concerns were raised regarding the planting of shrubs that could provide screening and raise safety issues.
The feedback received was considered by the Community Recreation and Sports Facilities Committee and in May 2014 Council endorsed a works program for Market Square.
Market Square is identified in the Open Space Strategy as one of Naracoorte’s premier recreation areas. The works occurring at Market Square support the achievement of Council’s Strategic Plan themes of Harmony and Culture - a safe, healthy and diverse community celebrating our similarities and differences and Liveable neighbourhoods - a range of well-planned neighbourhoods and public space, designed with a strong sense of identity and place.