Marriott Park Upgrades - Nowra CBD

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Shoalhaven City Council has created a Master Plan for Marriott Park in the Nowra CBD.

The Master Plan involved undertaking investigation and design work to upgrade the layout and configuration of Marriott Park to best suit the needs of the community.

A component of the Master Plan is the creation of the Variety Livvi's Place inclusive playspace. Council has received funding through Variety - the Children's Charity to design and build a new playground in Marriott Park.

Community Consultation on the Draft Concept Plan - Variety Livvi's Place Marriott Park has concluded.

Shoalhaven City Council has created a Master Plan for Marriott Park in the Nowra CBD.

The Master Plan involved undertaking investigation and design work to upgrade the layout and configuration of Marriott Park to best suit the needs of the community.

A component of the Master Plan is the creation of the Variety Livvi's Place inclusive playspace. Council has received funding through Variety - the Children's Charity to design and build a new playground in Marriott Park.

Community Consultation on the Draft Concept Plan - Variety Livvi's Place Marriott Park has concluded.

  • Exercise Equipment at Marriott Park Unveiled

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    Shoalhaven Mayor Amanda Findley, and Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock, officially opened the new outdoor exercise station in Marriott Park, Nowra.

    The completed project cost of $76,500 was fully funded by the NSW State Government, with the $139,750 grant also funding the installation of the outdoor gym at Callala Beach in 2019.

    The exercise station is the first of a number of planned improvements outlined in the Marriott Park Master Plan to make the park a more attractive space to visit,

    The creation of the Variety Livvi's Place inclusive playspace is another planned improvement for Marriott Park. Council has received funding through Variety - the Children's Charity to design and build a new playground and invited community feedback on the Draft Concept took place in September.

    Council is also applying for funding to deliver other improvements outlined in the Master Plan, including parking improvements, pathways, picnic facilities and amenities.

    The Master Plan is published in the Document Library on this Get Involved page.

  • Draft Concept Plan Adopted

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    Consultation on the Draft Concept of the Marriott Park Inclusive Playspace ran from 4 - 25 September 2020. During this time, 40 responses were received which demonstrated overwhelming support for the project.

    Some concerns / issues were raised during the consultation period in relation to the design of the car park, tree removal which would be required as part of the Princes Highway widening, fencing of the pond and the location of the amenities building. These issues fall outside of the concept plan for Inclusive Playspace, however it is noted that they will be resolved by the improvements identified in the adopted Marriott Park Master Plan.

    Other minor issues raised included ensuring there was ample shade and seating throughout the Playspace. These items are not depicted in detail in the concept plans, however will be included and addressed during detailed design.

    In line with Council’s resolution from July 2020, given that there were no significant or adverse issues raised during the consultation period, the draft Concept Plan is now deemed adopted.

    Council staff will now be preparing grant applications to progress this significant project to the next stage.

  • Marriott Park Exercise Station

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    Works have commenced on a new outdoor exercise station in Marriott Park. The new facility will allow park users to participate in strength and cardiovascular training whilst visiting the park.

    The new facility is the first enhancement, under the recently adopted Marriott Park Master Plan, which aims to upgrade the layout of Marriott park to meet the needs of the community and create an attractive space to visit. The outdoor exercise equipment is expected to be completed by early October 2020.

  • Community Consultation - Variety Livvi's Place

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    Community consultation on the Draft Concept Plan – Variety Livvi’s Place Inclusive Playspace – Marriott Park is now open for feedback.

    Have your say by completing the online survey below before 5 pm Friday 25 September 2020.

    View the Draft Concept Plan - Variety Livvi's Place Inclusive Playspace attached to the online survey or in the 'Document Library' on this page

  • Advice of Council Resolution - 21 July 2020

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    On Tuesday 21 July 2020 at Council’s Strategy and Assets Committee meeting, Council resolved the following:

    RESOLVED (Clr Findley / Clr White) - MIN20.489

    That Council:

    1. Note the adoption of the Marriott Park Master Plan following the Public Exhibition period in accordance with MIN20.31

    2. Undertake community consultation on the Draft Concept Plan – Livvi’s Place Inclusive Playspace – Marriott Park; and

    a. If no significant feedback is received as part of the community consultation, the Draft Concept Plan – Variety Livvi’s Place Playground – Marriott Park be finalised and deemed adopted; or

    b. If significant adverse feedback is received, update the Draft Concept Plan – Variety Livvi’s Place Playground – Marriott Park and report the outcomes of the public exhibition period to Council prior to adoption.

    3. Advocate for funding to deliver Marriott Park improvements as per the adopted Marriott Park Master Plan.


  • Advice of Council Meeting

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    Adoption of the Marriott Park Master Plan & Draft Concept Design of Livvi's Place Inclusive Playground

    Please be advised that a report on the above matter is expected to be considered at Council’s Strategy and Assets Committee on 21 July 2020.

    The purpose of the report is to inform Council on the adoption of the Marriott Park Master Plan and to seek Council’s endorsement to proceed with the consultation of the draft concept of the Livvi’s Place Inclusive Playspace.

    A copy of the report will be available on Council’s website prior to the meeting at https://shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/My-Council/Council-meetings/Agendas-and-minutes.

    The meeting will be live streamed online, commencing at 5pm. Information about accessing the live stream can be found on the Council Meetings webpage at webcast.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au.

    Any enquiries on making deputations to the Meeting should be directed to Council’s Governance Section on (02) 4429 3361.

  • Consultation Period Extended

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    The Marriott Park Master Plan is on public exhibition until 5pm, Friday 12 June. The community are invited to participate in the quick poll or provide a written submission via our email: council@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au or by mail to PO Box 42, Nowra NSW 2541.

  • Quick Poll - Comment on the Master Plan

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    23 April 2020

    Shoalhaven City Council has created a draft Master Plan for Marriott Park in the Nowra CBD.

    To view the Master Plan click here

    To participate in our Quick Poll use this link

    Please provide your comments on the Master Plan before 5pm, Monday 1 June 2020.

  • Consultation Period Extended to 10PM Sunday 29 March 2020

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    Thank you for your feedback. This survey has now closed.

    You now have until 10pm on Sunday 29 March to have your say in shaping the design of Variety Livvi's Place inclusive playspace by completing the online survey.

    You can also stay informed and be involved with the project by joining the Friends of Variety Livvi’s Place Nowra Facebook Group.

    We will review the survey results and work with Variety on a design for the playspace to incorporate your feedback and ensures Marriott Park is truly inclusive.
  • Variety Livvi's Place, A New Playground in Marriott Park

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    Shoalhaven City Council and Variety - the Children's Charity NSW/ACT, have formalised a partnership to build an inclusive playspace at Marriott Park, Nowra.

    Now is the opportunity for you to have your say and get involved in shaping the design of the playspace. Tell us what you'd like us to consider in the design. It could be the equipment and experience or how you and your family and friends are using the space currently.

    Residents attended consultation sessions to talk to key stakeholders about what is needed to make this new facility fun, accessible and inclusive for the community.

    If you were not able to attend, please share your thoughts via the online survey by 10pm Sunday 29 March 2020.

    You can also stay informed and be involved with the project by joining the Friends of Variety Livvi’s Place Nowra Facebook Group.

    We will review the survey results and work with Variety on a design for the playspace that incorporates your feedback and ensures Marriott Park is truly inclusive.