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GLENMORE PARK CHILD AND FAMILY PRECINCT Purpose of the Information Sessions To provide you with information about a child and family precinct in Glenmore Park To respond to your questions about the precinct To document your comments and forward them to the relevant Council Officers

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purpose of the information sessions
Purpose of the Information Sessions
  • To provide you with information about a child and family precinct in Glenmore Park
  • To respond to your questions about the precinct
  • To document your comments and forward them to the relevant Council Officers
  • To inform you about the next steps in the project and tell you how you can keep informed and contribute
history of the site
History of the Site
  • 1989 - Glenmore Park rezoned from rural to urban land
  • 1993 – Glenmore Park Community Plan adopted and Council commence collection of funds from developers for community facilities
  • 1995 - Development Control Plan (DCP) identifies the site for future community facilities and neighbourhood business centre
  • 2001 – Planning for Blue Hills site commences
  • 2005 - Council adopted the concept of a Child and Family Precinct
  • 2006 – Architect engaged and community information sessions commenced
informing the planning process
Informing the Planning Process

Consideration will be given to your views along with what we already know from:

  • Independent community consultations and needs analysis
  • Demographic predictions based on census data
  • Formal and informal discussions with residents
  • Site assessments
  • Budget capacity
what our research told us
Child care especially for babies and toddlers – occasional child care

Small community meeting rooms

Community workers

Adventure play area

Small Coffee shop/store

Access to clean well maintained toilets

Off street parking

Outdoor seating

What our research told us
what our research told us7
A safe area

No graffiti

Well maintained area

Community Safety Program

Management Plan with a regular maintenance program

The planning will be required to adapt sustainability features

What our research told us
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Planning for the Precinct

  • Six functional areas will make up the Glenmore Park Child and Family Precinct:
  • Children’s/Community Facility
  • Outdoor Meeting Area/Public Domain
  • Adventure Play Area
  • Coffee Shop/Store
  • Open Space
  • Car Parking
child and community facility
Child and Community Facility
  • A welcoming, homely building that will provide children’s services for 0-5 year olds, space for community activities, community groups and programs
  • The children’s service will comply with NSW licensing requirements
  • The community meeting rooms will be available for small group hire e.g. playgroup, fitness group, computer group, gardening club, sewing circle
outdoor meeting area public domain
Outdoor Meeting Area/Public Domain

A landscaped focal point of the precinct where:

  • You can sit and relax
  • You can socialise
  • Children can play in a safe environment
  • Community groups can hold activities such as: raffles, white elephant stalls
adventure play area
Adventure Play Area
  • A play area that is attractive and challenging to your children regardless of age and ability
  • Created as part of the natural environment
  • It will be unique to Glenmore Park
  • It will ensure an interesting and attractive precinct
coffee shop store
Coffee Shop/Store
  • A local meeting place within walking distance of many homes
  • Outdoor terrace area with views of the wet land and Blue Mountains
  • Take the family
  • Hold small informal group meetings
  • Pick up bread and milk on your way home
open space area
Open Space Area

A well maintained area for:

  • Kicking the ball
  • Walking the dog
  • Riding bikes
  • Organised community gatherings and activities
  • Family picnics
  • Access to clean toilets adjacent to the coffee shop
off street parking
Off Street Parking
  • Parking will be off street
  • According to legislation
  • Minimal impact of vistas
  • Disability and pram spaces
how the six planned elements meet identified need
How the six planned elements meet identified need
  • Acknowledging that the outdoor meeting spaces are as important as indoor areas and need to be well planned and well maintained
  • The creation of an interesting and attractive place that will draw people of all ages together to join in community life
  • Provide a range of services in one location
  • Providing a combination of elements that will ensure valid use of the precinct 7 days a week and limit opportunities for graffiti
  • Provide open doors and staff to meet and greet you
where we re at in the planning process
Where we’re at in the planning process
  • A Child and Family Precinct concept is developed and adopted by Council
  • Architectural services are engaged
  • We are talking to residents who live adjacent to the site about the development of the Precinct
where to next
Where to Next
  • Site Assessment (July 2006)
  • Development of options for Precinct layout (August 2006)
  • Development of designs (Sept 2006)
  • Development Application on Public exhibition (Oct 2006)
  • Construction commencement (Jan 2007)
  • Construction completion (Dec 2007)
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How to find out what is happening

  • Look on Council’s Web Pagewww.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au
  • Provide your email address for any up-dates
  • Library/Community Centres
who to contact
Who to Contact
  • Children’s Services Development Officer
  • 02 4732 7828
  • (M) 0407 10 8399
  • Community Programmes Co-ordinator
  • 02 4732 7936
  • (M) 0418 27 2670
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