Park fencing in Ballarat

Consultation has commenced at the Walter Jones Memorial Park to determine the future of fencing at the open space located on the corner of Havelock Street and Napier Street in Black Hill, says City of Ballarat Victoria.

The neighbourhood park offers a small open space area, small playground, paths and seating which is regularly used by local families.

To ensure the park is safe for all users, the survey will ask questions surrounding the fencing, specifically the style of fencing currently at the park.

The fencing currently erected includes mesh inserts, which can act as a barrier between the open space and the surrounding roads.

Some members of the community have raised concerns about the park being used by people as an off-lead area for their dog, as the fence is a secure barrier to the roads.

As the park is not an off-lead area, the consultation will determine whether the mesh component of the fencing is removed or remains.