SWM Master Plan draft

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SOUTHWEST MIDDLESEX - Southwest Middlesex Council was subjected to a draft report of the Master Plan during their 21 July 2021 meeting.

Prior to the presentation, Dennis Kwan addressed the council informing them that, “the document is still in draft form. So, nothing’s set in stone yet. So, we’re interested in hearing your feedback tonight.”

The draft included 10 key recommendations: Project 2000 (which focused on improving the Glencoe Fairgrounds); a redevelopment plan for Little Kin Park; re-imagining Simpson Park; a playground replacement programme to ensure timely replacement and renewal; a conceptual trail network; universal accessibility in the Twp.; Increased tree canopy; a review and update of policies, procedures and opportunities for professional development and training to work with community organizations and volunteers to increase park capacity; Develop and implement a Parks, Recreation, & Culture Pandemic Recovery Plan to establish a strategy for pandemic-related issues and post-pandemic improvements.

Following the presentation Coun. Cowell expressed disappointment in the lack of Ward One representation. “I was disappointed to see that there were no suggestions for anything in Ward One. Now there was a couple of suggestions associated with broad-spectrum policies like equipment, replacement plans, and things like that. But we see different areas as a source of focus, and nothing, for Middlemiss or Appin. Addressing concerns, Kwan said, “we have a recommendation about constructing a multi-use court in Appin as well as Middlemiss and working with user groups who utilize the ...accurate community centre to identify and improvements for that facility over the long term to ensure that the facility continues to be reflective and responsive to the needs of those user groups. So those recommendations would also be in the master plan.”

The draft saw comments questions and concerns from the majority of council.

The public input period for the project is now underway.

Prior to the presentation, Dennis Kwan addressed the council informing them that, “the document is still in draft form. So, nothing’s set in stone yet. So, we’re interested in hearing your feedback tonight.”

The draft included 10 key recommendations: Project 2000 (which focused on improving the Glencoe Fairgrounds); a redevelopment plan for Little Kin Park; re-imagining Simpson Park; a playground replacement programme to ensure timely replacement and renewal; a conceptual trail network; universal accessibility in the Twp.; Increased tree canopy; a review and update of policies, procedures and opportunities for professional development and training to work with community organizations and volunteers to increase park capacity; Develop and implement a Parks, Recreation, & Culture Pandemic Recovery Plan to establish a strategy for pandemic-related issues and post-pandemic improvements.

Following the presentation Coun. Cowell expressed disappointment in the lack of Ward One representation. “I was disappointed to see that there were no suggestions for anything in Ward One. Now there was a couple of suggestions associated with broad-spectrum policies like equipment, replacement plans, and things like that. But we see different areas as a source of focus, and nothing, for Middlemiss or Appin. Addressing concerns, Kwan said, “we have a recommendation about constructing a multi-use court in Appin as well as Middlemiss and working with user groups who utilize the ...accurate community centre to identify and

improvements for that facility over the long term to ensure that the facility continues to be reflective and responsive to the needs of those user groups. So those recommendations would also be in the master plan.”

The draft saw comments questions and concerns from the majority of council.

The public input period for the project is now underway.

Damon MacLean, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Middlesex Banner

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