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HAVE YOUR SAY: Plan for the future of Newcastle’s community spaces

Ever booked a community hall for a 21st or band practice? How about sliding down the hills at King Edward Park on a piece of cardboard? Headed into the library and checked out a book?

Well, City Of Newcastle is currently developing a Social Infrastructure Strategy to make sure Novocastrians have better access to community assets such as community centres, libraries, cultural facilities and parks and gardens,

Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said planning for growth while investing in the right infrastructure to meet the needs of the expanding community was paramount.

“People with access to great community places are healthier and happier than those who don’t. Our public spaces are vital to maintaining the physical and mental health of our community,” Cr Nelmes said.

“We know how important community spaces are to our community, so we’re working on a plan to make sure everyone has access to the spaces and facilities they need. 

“Quality community spaces support our health and well-being, build a stronger community and local economy, and are at the heart of our everyday life.” 

To achieve this, council needs your help to shape the strategy by letting them know what you value about community spaces and what you see as ther main community needs over the next two decades.

To have your say, head here to complete an online survey and there is also an interactive map where pins can be dropped on a mapping tool to share ideas for better community places, spaces, programs and services.

The community survey and interactive map close at 5pm on Monday 30 November.

Written by Newcastle Live

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