How you previously had YourSay
From 2017 to 2018 the ACT Government held an extensive community engagement process to identify the community’s current experiences of Haig Park, and to seek your input for improving the park in the future. Your collective aspirations for the park are captured in the Haig Park Place Plan.
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
Based on further feedback you provided during Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the project, we have developed the Haig Park Place Plan which captures your collective aspirations for the park and presents the next phase of the engagement process. The Place Plan aims to establish Haig Park as a more inviting and usable green space while protecting and strengthening its heritage value.
A team of experts has been appointed to realise the Place Plan in the next phase of renewing Haig Park. Stage 1 of the plan identifies a series of short-term events, activities, and light-touch improvements that are informed by and reflect what the community told us during previous consultation stages (known as Haig Park Experiments). Stage 2 of the plan details an iterative process of monitoring, seeking feedback, and adapting experiments based on community consultation.
How you had YourSay
Thank you to everyone who participated on the digital map from 31 January until 31 March 2017. The map is now closed, but you can read through the comments and ideas below.View the Haig Park Masterplan map in full screen.
You can read the Phase 1 Community Engagement Report to see what we heard during consultation.
Testing the vision
Using everything we heard we created a draft vision for Haig Park, and identified three important areas that needed to be considered as part of the masterplan. Community members were invited to feedback on this vision from 4 April 2017 until Tuesday 18 April 2017. The results of this vision testing engagement can be seen in the Vision Testing Engagement Summary.
Vision for Haig Park “Haig Park is a vibrant and inclusive urban park providing a series of safe and attractive spaces for passive and active enjoyment, whilst connecting with the heritage of the park. As an integral part of community life, Haig Park is a place for social and cultural exchange, contributing to a unique urban experience for everyone”
How you had YourSay
Canberrans were invited to provide feedback on the four draft design ideas for Haig Park (Edges, Pathways, Park Rooms and Activities) from 15 May until 23 June 2017. These design ideas practically address the draft Themes, Objectives and Principles of the Haig Park masterplan and respond to the ideas we had from more than 600 people in the first stage of community engagement.
Phase two engagement included:
- a community workshop
- three drop-in consultation sessions
- online feedback through a survey or discussion board
- email submissions
- presentation to North Canberra Community Council
View the draft ideas below or download a pdf version.
From July - August 2018 we held drop-in sessions in Haig Park and an online survey (see below) asking the community to prioritise which short-term activations they'd like to see happen in the park first.
What would you like to see in Haig Park?
We also met with Treehouse in the Park Northside Community Service to hear their ideas for the park.