A future plan for Haig Park
One of the things Canberra is known for is large green spaces, bush reserves and beautiful parks. Haig Park is one of these, a heritage-listed park in the heart of our city centre, known for its rows of mixed tree species. However, Haig Park is currently underused, feels unsafe and doesn't meet the needs of the Canberra community.
The ACT Government has developed a plan for Haig Park that sets out a long-term vision for the park and suggested short-term actions to make it more inviting and usable while maintaining its heritage value.
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 Haig Park.
Given the park’s heritage listing, the place plan identifies how to improve the park in a way that is consistent with the heritage value of the area.
Throughout 2017 the community contributed to the process of making Haig Park a “more inviting and usable space while conserving and promoting its heritage significance” through a number of forums: from online surveys and discussion boards to in-person workshops, drop-in consultations, and meetings with key community representatives.The ideas from these sessions have been published in two community engagement reports, and will inform the next phase of action over the coming months.
- What is a place plan?
- What is the place plan study area?
- Why is a place plan the preferable method to create a more usable park?
- How is the place plan implemented?
- What is the budget for making improvements to Haig Park?
- What is the heritage value of the park and how does this affect the place plan?
- Is maintenance of the park being considered as part of the place plan?
- How will the place plan address parking in and around the park?
- How is the place plan addressing safety in the park?
- What is the National Capital Authority’s role in the planning process?
- Will any trees be removed as part of the place plan implementation?