When it comes to a tip top view, it doesn’t get much better than our own Oxley Lookout.
A valley-wide view of our stunning surrounds.
So with council proposing to spruce up the place a little – we’re being asked to have our say on what we’d like to see happen.
There’s a substantial kitty too – $50,000 – to get the job done.
Certainly not small change and we’re being asked for our opinion – so in the end we can’t complain about the outcome.
There’s three options currently on the table.
Number one being a bespoke shelter; council describes it as a curved structure with cement seating on a circular grassed area near the centre of the lookout reserve. All very, well, bespoke.
Number two is an eight station outdoor gym – which could complement the one already down near the river.
While the third option is to formalise the exiting jacaranda avenue situated near the viewing platform, with a few added paths and a native shrub border.
Now, when you think it’s probably Tamworth’s most visited asset – it’s important we get this right.
Remembering, of course, it is an asset for everyone, not just the people who come to our fine city.
While regularly you will see groups, one after the other, head up White St for a bird’s-eye view, it’s also a great place to take in the sights while getting in some exercise.
To that end – there’s an online survey that you can complete and council staff will be patrolling the lookout with ipads, to ask people what they’d like to see.
The feedback will go to a workshop before the final decision is given the tick of approval, and the project completed in time for Christmas.
It’s all part of ongoing works to improve the appeal of the lookout (Council reckons they’ve spent $200,000 in the last six years on improvements to the area) and kudos to them for taking it to the people to get the seal of approval.
Something that’s obviously been learned from past experiences.
So if you want to make sure we get our dollar’s worth, head to the council website and get involved in the conversation moving forward.
The online survey can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/oxleylookout until April 3.