2015/16 Highlights and achievements for  Cussen Park and the Advisory Committee

During the past 12 months there have been a number of notable achievements, issues and activities pertinent to the Park. These include:

  • The committee’s continued input to the Cussen Park Management Plan review process, including improvements to the draft plan;
  • Advice about future plans to improve the design and management of Margaret St pond;
  • Several opportunities to provide advice to council about the 33-35 William St planning permit application and highlighting concerns about key aspects of the development proposed on the values of Cussen Park;
  • Advice to Council about CPAC’s position on a petition seeking the sealing of Margaret St;
  • Constructive and positive communication with council staff about key maintenance, weed and vegetation management aspects of the park, including having the opportunity to do a comprehensive tour of the park with Paul and Marisa during summer;
  • Successfully receiving GSCC Small Events grant funding for the 8 April Nature Walks evening, which culminated in a fantastic Nature Walks night on 8 April attended by about 65 people!

As well as these more significant aspects, we also saw:

  • Continued monitoring of Little Red Flying Fox populations in the park,
  • Our annual planting day being successfully held on 5 July,
  • More regular information about stormwater run-off to the park related to Tatura Milk operations (thanks to Sean Trebley for this)
  • Continued community use of the park for key events (Tatura Hospital fun run and Tatura200 cycling event are obvious examples)
  • And the 20-year anniversary plaque being installed in the rotunda!

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Tree planting participants in 2012
Tree planting participants

Tree planting participants