Derwent Valley Council would like your input as we commence the development of a master plan for Tynwald Park in New Norfolk.
The master plan will create a vision for Tynwald Park to help guide its future development and management.
This will include looking at how to improve the layout of sporting fields and recreation facilities, to maximise the opportunities for the wider community to make use of and enjoy this much loved recreational area.
We want to hear from users of Tynwald Park about how they currently use the space and what they would like to see. Your feedback will be used to inform the masterplan.
More details about this project
Tynwald Park is situated off Hobart Road in New Norfolk. The park is home to several sporting clubs including the New Norfolk Junior Football Club, New Norfolk Cricket Club, and New Norfolk Panthers Soccer Club. It also hosts a weekly parkrun and has a popular children's playground, picnic and BBQ facilities.
A number of walking tracks traverse Tynwald Park connecting it to the surrounding area including:
- New Norfolk town centre via the pedestrian bridge crossing the Lachlan River and then connecting under the roadway, to Pioneer Avenue.
- The Esplanade via the Derwent Cliffs track which travels along the Derwent River via the wetlands,
- Humphrey Street Dog Park and The Avenue via the Bicentennial track alongside the Lachlan River,
- Millbrook Rise Boat ramp via the track along the Derwent River that passes the historic 1830's mansion 'Tynwald' from which the park gets its name.
These tracks are well used by people exercising (walking/jogging/running), dog walkers, recreational fishermen and bird watchers.
The intention of the master plan is to build on the park’s historical uses and enhance the area as a community facility that provides sporting, open space and recreation opportunities for all members of the community.
The master plan will define the future direction for Tynwald Park, in terms of facility provision, current and future uses of the space and management of the area.
How you can have your say
We are also interested to hear from all regular users, visitors, and nearby residents of Tynwald Park to share their thoughts and ideas about Tynwald Park.
You can have your say in the following ways:
- Online Community Survey
Complete our community survey which can be found here.
Hard copies of this survey are also available from the customer service desk at the Council Chambers in New Norfolk.
- Send in a written submission
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject 'Tynwald Park masterplan".
Your feedback should be submitted by 15 December 2022 for it to be considered as part of the masterplan's development.
The project team is also currently conducting interviews with the various sporting clubs and key stakeholders who use Tynwald Park. If you are a user group or sporting club who uses Tynwald Park and we have not yet contacted you for an interview, feel free to reach out via email at email@example.com