Residents asked for comments
District Council of Mallala residents will have the chance to comment on retail and commercial buildings, community facilities, pedestrian paths and road layout in the existing Two Wells town centre as part of a community survey to guide its Two Wells Town Centre Development.
DCM has engaged Adelaide based consultan URPS to undertake an AllAge Assessment of the existing town centre using the guidelines prepared for local government based on the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Age Friendly Cities Checklist.
URPS was the lead consultant engaged by the Office for the Ageing to develop the Age-friendly Neighbourhoods Guidelines and Tool Kit for Local Government in 2012 and consultant, Angela Hazebroek, who will be in Two Wells on Friday, was involved in the development of the guidelines.
Ms Hazebroek will apply a modified version of the guidelines to the Two Wells Town Centre.
“It is encouraging to see a council like Mallala planning for population growth and change and being proactive in ensuring the new town centre is accessible for all people of all ages and all abilities,” Ms Hazebroek said.
DCM strategic projects co-ordinator, Carol Muzyk, will oversee the project, saying it is important for council to recognise this kind of environment needs to also support parents with children and people with disabilities.
A community survey seeking feedback to gauge how accessible the current retail and commercial buildings, community facilities, pedestrian paths and road layout is in the existing Two Wells town centre will be conducted from June 23 , closing Friday, July 4.
“The results of the survey may highlight areas council needs to consider in the redevelopment of the town centre and will inform the Two Wells Town Centre Development Plan Amendment,” Ms Muzyk said.
“The community will be able to access the survey via councils’ website, or obtain copies at the Two Wells Service Centre and Two Wells Library.
“The survey will also be circulated to various community service groups to distribute to their customers and patrons.”
Angela Hazebroek from URPS was at the Two Wells Public Library on Friday, June 27, to provide assistance to community members (if required) and to answer any questions pertaining to the All Age Friendly Assessment.