Mount Pleasant and Eden Valley

A scene from Talunga Park during the 2017 Mount Pleasant Show.
A scene from Talunga Park during the 2017 Mount Pleasant Show.

Communities in Barossa council’s east which are set to benefit from masterplans to support two recreation precincts can make comment from this weekend.

On Tuesday morning, during council’s ordinary, elected members agreed to support masterplans to enhance both Talunga Park and Old Talunga Park, Mount Pleasant, and Murray Recreation Park, Eden Valley.

These detailed plans fall under the council’s overarching ‘Big Project’ –  the region's largest and most ambitious community infrastructure project.

Director Community Projects Jo Thomas said the Talunga Park and Old Talunga Park masterplan reinforces the precinct as a valued hub for recreation, events and community activities.

“A focus is improving caravan park facilities including more powered sites and a new camp kitchen, as well as linking the two parks through trails and better access,” Ms Thomas said.

“The masterplan also proposes a mix of sporting and equestrian activities. We have been advised at this stage there are no plans to increase football fixtures at the oval, which provides scope to grow equestrian events and activities on-site.”

Meanwhile, the Murray Recreation Park plan proposes upgraded campsite and powered site facilities, nature play, improved oval irrigation and cricket access.

“The vision is to enhance the park as a space that caters for both the local community and visitors to Eden Valley,” she said.

“Its natural setting and tranquility make it a lovely space to stop and spend some time. The plans are modest but will improve the quality of the facility.”

Council encourages community feedback at the upcoming Angaston and Mount Pleasant Shows, in addition to community drop-in sessions in both townships.

The public have until Friday, March 23 to make comment in writing or online.

For more information or to leave feedback, visit www.ourbetterbarossa.com or local library branches.