Mid Murray public consultation for Mary Ann Reserve at Mannum

Mid Murray residents will weigh in on plans for future developments in the region over the next month.

The Mid Murray Open Space, Recreation and Public Realm Plan and partner project Mary Ann Reserve Master Plan were released to the public last week.

At the December meeting of council last year, elected members considered three design options for Mannum’s riverfront at Mary Ann Reserve and have since selected one as the basis for the redevelopment.

Both plans will act as guides for Mid Murray Council’s investment decisions for the next 10-20 years.

The final plans will be open for public consultation on council’s website between February 7 and March 10.

Mid Murray Mayor Dave Burgess said the plans recognised the culture, heritage and beauty of the entire district and took into account the need for building community capacity, environmental protection and ensuring economic growth.

“This plan has been developed over the past six months by independent experts, and has input from almost 500 local Mid Murray residents,” he said.

“We want to plan to be a reflection of our local people and environment; but we also want to ensure it can assist in tapping into Mid Murray’s tourism potential.”

The final Mid Murray Open Space, Recreation and Public Realm Plan will go to Council for adoption on April 11, with the Mary Ann Reserve Master Plan to follow at the May meeting.