Dear Friends of Walker Park,
We would like to bring you up to date with developments around the ongoing use of the park.
As most of you know by now, Walker Park in McMillan Road will not be sold off for other developments.
The resounding community response opposing the possible sale of the park has brought forward a willingness to increase the ' community ' aspect of the park as a community ' food forage forest '.
Planting out the park with perennial, low maintenance, fruit, nut and berries, while maintaining the open space for gatherings and play, as prescribed in the gift to the community by Mr Walker himself, seems to be the best long term upgrade for the area.
We have been seeking support for this proposal from other existing south coast groups like the SAGE garden Moruya, SCPA ( South East Producers) , Narooma community garden members, the local kids and residents of the local area .
We are preparing a submission to council.
Steve Picton and Mark Upson from the council would like to meet with us at the park to discuss the possibilities for working together.
The informal meeting is planned for :
Wednesday 15th November at 3.00 PM
It is not necessary for everyone to be there and the council is aware that we received over 100 signatures and expressions of interest within 48 hours.
They are also aware that this project is supported by local councillors who have insisted that extra time be given to get this submission before the committee reviewing open space and parkland within the shire which is still on view at the library and council offices and online.
Thank you Lindsay and Phil.
Please come next Wednesday if you are free and would like to meet others who are keen to keep this park working.
Bring some snacks and soft drinks and your frisbee and soccer ball. We will be there till 6pm .
If you have skills you can contribute to preparing the submission and ongoing planning please come forward with your support asap before Wednesday.
Below is a video of the park and some scenes from the existing community garden.
Rob OBrien and Liz Cook