THE community will have a say on the future of the Oberon Common.
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The Oberon Common working party, with the assistance of landscape architect Catriona Granville from Outscape Landscaping, has been working on a master plan for the Common.
At Oberon Council's meeting on Tuesday, a recommendation was carried to place the draft master plan on public exhibition from Thursday, September 24 to Friday, November 6, 2020 and that community submissions be invited during the exhibition period.
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At its last meeting, the working party was to receive a presentation in relation to a proposed concept for an Aboriginal Garden at the Common, which had been prepared by Mavis Feirer and John Mackey.
Mr Mackey was unable to attend the meeting to provide the presentation, however, a document was tabled outlining the proposal and Cr Brenda Lyon put forward comments from her discussions during the concept development. The working party endorsed the need for indigenous recognition, however, not in the nature that was presented.
The final plan has incorporated a concrete post and rail fence along the Curtis Street frontage of the Common.
After considering community feedback, a further report will be provided to council outlining proposed priorities under the current funding allocation for the Common.
Cr Don Capel said a lot of work has been done for the master plan.
"It's a really good final draft and I look forward to the response from the community after the exhibition time and the plaques will be a tremendous addition," he said.
Cr Lyon added that the Common is very well used by the public and will be a great asset to the town.
Councillors also endorsed that council allocate $60,000 to buy and install 40 Living Treasures Plaques in the Common. The draft plan currently accommodates four to six treasures to be installed around a circular path throughout the Common.
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