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Looking for your ideas for our parks, sports fields and playgrounds

17 June, 2020

The Gunnedah Shire loves its opens spaces, and Gunnedah Shire Council is asking for your ideas to ensure this love affair only grows in the years ahead.

Council is conducting the Open Space Strategy Community Survey to learn more about how residents use our open spaces and their ideas for improving them.

Open space land is land that is set aside for public recreation and can include recreation parks and playgrounds, sports fields and courts and green corridors with pathways or trails.

Council Public Facilities Manager Ashley Gardner said parks, sporting fields and playgrounds played an important role in people’s lives.

“Our open space land is where people play sport, kids play, people exercise their dogs and go for bushwalks,” Mrs Gardner said.

“They provide important social, health, economic and environmental benefits to people of all ages.

“We are inviting people to help us to put together a shared vision for the future that will ensure our sport and recreation areas are the best that they can be. We really need to know how people are using these spaces so we can plan for the years ahead.”

The survey is part of Gunnedah Shire Council’s community consultation to provide information towards developing the Open Space Strategy, a 10-year blueprint for the Shire’s parks, gardens, sporting fields, reserves and other open spaces.

To take part in the survey, visit


Media contact: Eliza Gallen (02) 6740 2100.