Project status: In Progress
How you had YourSay:
During the engagement process for Haig Park we have heard from Canberrans on what they value about the park, what could be improved and their vision for the park.
The first two stages of community engagement occurred in 2017 and focused on understanding stakeholder and community views, the salient issues and aspirations for the site, and on testing and reviewing draft design concepts for Haig Park. It included community workshops, online engagement, stakeholder meetings, drop-in consultations and presentations from subject experts.
The Place Plan aims to establish Haig Park as a more inviting and usable green space while protecting and strengthening its heritage value. It identifies a series of short-term events, activities, infrastructure improvements and pop ups that are informed by and reflect what the community told us during previous consultation stages. We will continue to seek your feedback on these short term events, pop ups and improvements, to see if they can be improved and how they might be implemented in the long term.
You’ve previously had your say by:
- Phase 1 – sharing your ideas and experiences of Haig Park on an interactive map
- Phase 2 – sharing your feedback on four design ideas for the park
- Phase 3 – selecting what events, activities, infrastructure improvements and pop ups you’d like trailed over the next year
We are looking at:
Canberra is known for its generous green spaces and beautiful parks. Haig Park is in the heart of our city and a great example of our city’s wonderful public open space. It’s a heritage-listed urban forest linking the city’s business and retail centre and the growing and changing inner north residential suburbs.
It’s important to preserve and enhance these spaces in our changing and expanding city. In its current state, Haig Park is underused, perceived as unsafe and doesn't meet the needs of the Canberra community in 2018 and beyond.
The ACT Government and City Renewal Authority recognise the importance and potential of Haig Park and are committed to improving the park so we can all enjoy it while ensuring any changes respect and recognise its heritage value and role as a city park and urban forest.
Due to the diverse interest in the park by local residents and the wider community, a community engagement process was established to consult on how the public would like to see the park used, what they like about the space and what they would improve.
Your views are being used to:
Your ideas will inform the short term events, activities, infrastructure improvements and pop ups in the park over the coming months. We will continue to seek community feedback on these short term improvements, to see if they can be improved and how they might be implemented as a long term solution.
The following activation ideas have followed from the previous two rounds of consultation.