Project status: In progress

How you had YourSay:

Yerrabi Pond in Canberra’s north is a popular recreation spot for people to exercise, take their dog, sit and relax, play, skate and enjoy social events.

Yerrabi Pond opened in 1999 and has changed a lot since then with additions including playground facilities, more walking and cycling paths and a skateboard area. Most recently, a new nature play space was opened last year featuring a sandpit, balancing equipment and natural log and boulder steppers.

Thank you to everyone who provided their feedback on how they use the spaces around Yerrabi Pond and what future improvements they would like to see in the area.

We received more than 7,000 ideas and suggestions via YourSay, email, social media and at pop-ups. We heard the community would like more rubbish bins, more public toilets, improved signage, recreational facilities for young people and path improvements for pedestrians and cyclists.

We have now released the What We Heard Report and the Engagement Report.

We are looking at:

We are after feedback from the community to inform future improvements to Yerrabi Pond including its recreation areas. We would like people to think about changes that will enhance the function and character of the space.

Improvements that will be considered include improved paths, more facilities such as seating and bins, enhanced landscaping, and amenities to bring the community together such as access to power for social events.

We will use your views to:

We will now consider this feedback to establish our priorities for short-term amenity improvements, which has been funded in the budget, as well as inform longer term planning for the area.