Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is inviting the community to have their say on future improvements to Emmerson Park in Centenary Heights and the Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat in Rangeville. Emmerson Park is a large recreation area with two separate playground areas. A large gazebo, picnic table, barbecue and seating, provide a relaxing environment for visitors.

Toowoomba Bicentennial Waterbird Habitat is a 19-acre natural habitat and park, designed to mimic natural wetlands. It has many different habitat environments that provide for the waterbirds’ requirements to feed, roost and nest. The habitat includes large areas of grassland, mud-banks, deep and shallow lakes, areas of reeds and islands.

TRC’s Environment and Community portfolio leader, Cr Joe Ramia said that Council is inviting the community to provide feedback on Emmerson Park and the Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat including what they like, how they currently use each park and what can be improved. “The proposed upgrades are part of TRC’s East Creek Corridor District Recreation Park Improvements Project,” Ramia said. “The project aims to improve park recreational facilities along and near the East Creek Parkland Corridor.”

According to Ramia, the project may also inlcude to features such as playgrounds, landscaping, picnic facilities and other recreational and support facilities which encourage people to visit and stay longer at our parks. “The project will also consider future parking, accessibility and minor recreational improvements at Lake Annand Park in South Toowoomba and future improvements to the East Creek corridor in Middle Ridge,” said Ramia.

Council is seeking community feedback to help guide future improvements to Emmerson Park and the Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat and they’d like to hear about what the community loves about these parks, how the spaces are currently used and what can be improved.

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