What is the purpose of this consultation?
Who is involved in this project?
Several teams across Council are working together to develop this project. The Community Development Team are leading the project, supported by Youth Services, Strategic Planning, Communications, Engineering and Infrastructure and Open Spaces.
Council are also working closely with external stakeholders, including Victoria Police, Neighbourhood Watch, Wallan Neighbourhood House, Bangers and Thrash, and many other user groups of Hadfield Park, to ensure this project remains community focused, and responds to community need.
If successful for the grant funding, what is Council proposing to do?
- Installation of public safety lighting to brighten up Hadfield during the evening and early daylight hours, encouraging use of the park at these times.
- CCTV, as a crime deterrent, and to improve perceptions of public safety in the area.
Why Hadfield Park?
Hadfield Park is a beautiful space in Wallan, and Council would like all of the community to enjoy it. This community space provides access to the Wallan Multipurpose Centre, Wallan Neighbourhood House, Wallan Skate Park, Wallan Tennis Courts, BMX track, RB Robson Stadium, Mechanics Hall, Public Toilets, and soon the new Play Space, providing an ideal location to implement infrastructure increasing the perception of public safety, and encouraging community to enjoy this great park!
Does this mean Hadfield Park is an unsafe place?
Council play a role in ensuring that parks and recreational facilities are accessible and provide community with activated open space. Council continually source external funding to update these facilities providing a safe and welcoming environment to all community members.
What do you mean by 'space activation'?
By this, we mean projects that will make public spaces feel safer and more attractive for the community to use.
Think about projects that are creative and innovative, and those that will deter crime, support increased community use, maximise activity and encourage mixed-use activities, maximise visibility, and encourage safe movement within the area.
When will Council find out if the application for funding is successful?
Why is Council engaging online?
Council acknowledges that many members of the community do not have time to attend traditional community consultation meetings or to provide written submissions. By engaging online, it allows community to provide feedback on issues that interest them at a convenient time and location. It also allows community members to see what others think about and issue or topic and to engage in a discussion.
Is my privacy protected?
We do not ask for your personal details or require them at any time as part of your participation in this website. If you are, however, interested in joining the Mitchell Community Voice Panel we will require some personal details.
Why do I need to register to make a comment?
Anyone can browse the Engaging Mitchell website and read the comments made by others.
If you want to leave a comment you need to register using an email address. This is required for the following reasons:
- By requiring you to register it helps to minimise the chance of the discussion being manipulated by the one person who leaves multiple comments supporting their own position.
- It allows Council to keep you updated if there are any changes to the consultation. For example, if the submission date is extended or the design of the project is altered.
It reduces the risk of inappropriate comments being made as participants are required to have a username.
How is the online forum moderated?
How will my feedback be used?
The comments and feedback provided on this website will inform Council on the topic being discussed. A summary of the feedback will be available on the website and sent out regularly via email.
It is important to note, however, that this website does not replace formal submissions. If you want to make a formal submission on a particular issue, such as a planning or local laws matter you will still need to do this in writing to Council.
Can I get help if needed?