Have a say on future of Murray Civic Precinct

THE Shire of Murray is seeking community feedback on the draft Civic Precinct 2050 Masterplan.

The purpose of the masterplan is to provide high-level, long-term guidance for the future of the area around the Pinjarra Civic Centre, Murray Library and the shire offices.

It identifies new opportunities for the precinct and ensures that community needs can be supported into the future.

The draft masterplan is the result of the combined efforts of consultants Hames Sharley, the Shire of Murray, precinct users and stakeholders.

The Murray Civic Precinct includes the land between Pinjarra Road, Forrest Street, James Street and Murray Street.

The precinct is currently used for a range of community and civic uses, including the shire administration offices, Murray library, resource centre, playgroup and the Pinjarra Fire Brigade.

Shire president Maree Reid said the plan was drawn up to respond to a range of identified issues, challenges, constraints and opportunities with the precinct.

Due to significant population growth, the need to plan for community infrastructure such as an expanded library and additional community spaces was imperative.

“The plan outlines methods to address the increasing requirement for administration and office space, the lack of adequate space in the Murray Library (particularly community meeting and learning spaces), car parking requirements for precinct users and spatial constraints for the shire’s governance function,” Cr Reid said.

A copy of the plan will be available to view at the Shire of Murray Administration Office or on www.murray.wa.gov.au from tomorrow and community members can comment until Monday, November 16.

Hames Sharley representatives will be at the Pinjarra Junction Shopping Centre tomorrow between 2pm and 6pm.

A further consultation session will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 3pm to 6pm, at Pinjarra senior citizens hall.