A number of good ideas were put forward at Cobar Shire Council’s public meeting last week that will now go into council’s Community Enhancement Program (CEP).
Council’s special project officer Angela Shepherd said the CEP document is used to list the community’s priorities for infrastructure projects and is updated each year in consultation with the community.
She said if grant funding comes up for a particular project and it’s already listed in the document, it has a much better chance of securing government funding.
The document is also taken into consideration by Peak Gold Mines’ donations board when they make their community donations.
Ideas raised at the meeting were put into five categories: tourism, recreation, community facilities, health and sport.
Among the ideas were boardwalk around open cut; heritage signage; improvements to the heritage park; a self drive/ride tourist track; Drummond Park playground upgrades; improvements at the Newey (including a duck feeding area); playground and barbecue near skate park; a BMX track; replacing the stage at cinema; upgrading the main pavilion at Ward Oval; tree planting and covered/secure car parking in the CBD; CCTV at Ward Oval and the main street; a washing up bay in Drummond Park; more child care facilities; a wellness centre; more room in the allied health building; improved cricket nets, barbecue facilities and a new long jump track at Ward Oval; an outdoor exercise area at the Newey or Drummond Park; and a small sided synthetic sports field.