In August 2017 Council undertook an engagement process to determine the community aspirations for the Constable Hyde Memorial Garden. Council sought inputs on the potential upgrade of the space, including what elements the community want included in any future planning for the Garden.
Based on this feedback Council developed two draft concepts for the Garden and a second community engagement process was undertaken in November 2017 to seek feedback on these concepts that could form part of a master plan.
The community supported a concept plan that retains the grassed open space area, includes a playground with natural elements, a linked walking path, seating and two new picnic tables; a redeveloped plaza area with small avenues of trees, a small grassed space and a memorial sculpture with inscriptions in sections of paving to commemorate Constable William Hyde. Based on these concepts a detailed design will be developed with construction expected to start in May 2018.
Consultation has concluded