Solandra Reserve - proposed upgrades

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Council decision/outcomes

During the consultation period 51 feedback form responses were received regarding this proposal. In relation to the overall views of the draft concept design for Solandra Reserve, 82% (42 people) indicated they were in support, 16% (8 people) were opposed and 2% (1 person) were neutral. A written submission was also received about this proposal, as well as additional email feedback.

At its meeting on Tuesday 19 January 2021, Council considered the feedback received from the community and made the decision to proceed with the upgrades, instructing staff to progress the project to the final stages of detailed design and delivery, including construction of public toilets. The toilets will be funded from the current project budget allocated for the 2020-21 financial year, with construction of the boardwalks delayed for a future stage of works. The amendment to the Community Land Management Plan for Modbury North to include public toilets, shade structures and BBQs was also endorsed by Council.

Minor changes will be made to the design as suggested by the community and endorsed by Council, including the installation of a basket swing and changes to the existing access to the slide to make it more accessible for young children. These changes can be viewed in section 2.14 in the Council Report. It is anticipated construction will commence in the next six months.

Read the community engagement outcomes report

Council Report with attachments (Council meeting - Notice, Agenda and Reports - 19 January 2021 - pages 11-105)

Council minutes - 19 January 2021

Background

We are seeking community feedback about proposed upgrades for Solandra Reserve in Modbury North, which involves the renewal of the existing playground and possible future installation of a public toilet.

Other upgrades proposed for Solandra Reserve include:

  • Shelter and reserve furniture, drinking fountain and Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant BBQ
  • Landscaping
  • New challenge trike/scooter/bike track with bumps (compacted gravel)
  • Small boardwalk with viewing platforms, interpretive signage and a nature trail through the established wetland
  • Streetscape upgrade of Ladywood Road

The development of a concept design for Solandra Reserve is part of the Dry Creek Corridor Master Plan which Council endorsed in March 2020 and follows consultation we conducted in October 2019 where we asked the community for their ideas about the Council-owned reserves along this corridor.

For more information, please refer to the Information Sheet and Solandra Reserve draft concept plan

An Easy Read version of the draft Solandra concept design is also available.

To get involved:

  • Register here (if you haven't already, otherwise you can sign in when prompted)
  • Provide feedback by completing the online feedback form
  • Have a question? Ask us here

All feedback received will be presented to Council for consideration before any further decisions are made about Solandra Reserve.

If you need assistance to participate in this consultation, please call Victoria Masterman on 8397 7444 or send us a message


Council decision/outcomes

During the consultation period 51 feedback form responses were received regarding this proposal. In relation to the overall views of the draft concept design for Solandra Reserve, 82% (42 people) indicated they were in support, 16% (8 people) were opposed and 2% (1 person) were neutral. A written submission was also received about this proposal, as well as additional email feedback.

At its meeting on Tuesday 19 January 2021, Council considered the feedback received from the community and made the decision to proceed with the upgrades, instructing staff to progress the project to the final stages of detailed design and delivery, including construction of public toilets. The toilets will be funded from the current project budget allocated for the 2020-21 financial year, with construction of the boardwalks delayed for a future stage of works. The amendment to the Community Land Management Plan for Modbury North to include public toilets, shade structures and BBQs was also endorsed by Council.

Minor changes will be made to the design as suggested by the community and endorsed by Council, including the installation of a basket swing and changes to the existing access to the slide to make it more accessible for young children. These changes can be viewed in section 2.14 in the Council Report. It is anticipated construction will commence in the next six months.

Read the community engagement outcomes report

Council Report with attachments (Council meeting - Notice, Agenda and Reports - 19 January 2021 - pages 11-105)

Council minutes - 19 January 2021

Background

We are seeking community feedback about proposed upgrades for Solandra Reserve in Modbury North, which involves the renewal of the existing playground and possible future installation of a public toilet.

Other upgrades proposed for Solandra Reserve include:

  • Shelter and reserve furniture, drinking fountain and Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant BBQ
  • Landscaping
  • New challenge trike/scooter/bike track with bumps (compacted gravel)
  • Small boardwalk with viewing platforms, interpretive signage and a nature trail through the established wetland
  • Streetscape upgrade of Ladywood Road

The development of a concept design for Solandra Reserve is part of the Dry Creek Corridor Master Plan which Council endorsed in March 2020 and follows consultation we conducted in October 2019 where we asked the community for their ideas about the Council-owned reserves along this corridor.

For more information, please refer to the Information Sheet and Solandra Reserve draft concept plan

An Easy Read version of the draft Solandra concept design is also available.

To get involved:

  • Register here (if you haven't already, otherwise you can sign in when prompted)
  • Provide feedback by completing the online feedback form
  • Have a question? Ask us here

All feedback received will be presented to Council for consideration before any further decisions are made about Solandra Reserve.

If you need assistance to participate in this consultation, please call Victoria Masterman on 8397 7444 or send us a message


Q and A - Solandra Reserve

Ask us a question about the proposed upgrades for Solandra Reserve and we'll get back to you. Questions and answers will also be published on this website.

Note: please do not send questions here that are not relevant to this proposal. Questions about general Council matters please contact Customer Service

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    Is there anything planned for a clean up on the water catchment area, it is nothing like the picture on the pamphlet we received when this was first planned,, The pamphlet showed a BLUE lake with lawn to the waters edge which would have been beautiful & a great picnic area along with the play ground

    Bob White asked about 2 years ago

    Hi Bob

    Thank you for your question regarding Solandra Reserve Upgrade, the answer is provided below:

    The Dry Creek Corridor masterplan proposes a range of upgrades to the corridor and waterways. These works will contribute to cleaning up the waterways, increasing biodiversity and slowing the flow of Dry Creek to reduce erosion

    With regard to the colour of the water, we generally don’t see blue water in our wetlands or lakes. The colour is determined by the quality of the water entering the wetlands, the amount of nutrients in the water along with the presence of algae and duck weed. We regularly undertake water quality testing of the water entering the wetland system, to ensure the water is not contaminated, which I am pleased to confirm that the Solandra Wetlands are not contaminated.

    We have been unable to locate the pamphlet you have referred to, but we have found a copy of the concept designs for Solandra Reserve prepared by the City of Tea Tree Gully in 2006/07 and a overview of the development of the reserve summarised below. The plans show a wetland with landscaping surrounding the wetland but there was no irrigated turf extending to the edge of the lake. The reserve was created when the land was subdivided and housing was constructed in the 1970's 

    • The reserve was gradually developed with the addition of a path in the 1980’s. 
    • A few pieces of playground equipment were added in the 1990's. 
    • The first major upgrade of the reserve occurred in 2006/07 by the City of Tea Tree Gully. which included the construction of the wetlands. 


    I have added the plans to the Have your Say page so you can see that what was proposed reflects the wetlands we see today.


    Kind regards

    Victoria

     

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