The Old Buffalo Site

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Consultation has concluded. We are currently reviewing the results of stage two engegement,

We invite you to share your feedback on the concept designs for the old replica HMS Buffalo site at Wigley Reserve, Glenelg.

The removal of the replica HMS Buffalo from the banks of the Patawalonga at Wigley Reserve has created an opportunity for this space to be reinvigorated and repurposed for the community to enjoy.

Feedback received from phase one of engagement in 2019 demonstrated that respondents would like to see this space repurposed for the benefit of children, young families, adults and visitors to the area. In particular, there was a high level of community interest for the old Buffalo site to be reinvigorated into a space for:

  • Eating and drinking with the inclusion of a café or restaurant
  • Recreation and leisure activities including water access or natural open space
  • Landscaping/vegetation, natural shade, seating and BBQs

The themes identified during the first phase of engagement have been used to inform the creation of two draft concept designs, which also take into consideration:

  • The Aboriginal and European history of the site and the cultural significance
  • Accessibility for a range of ages and abilities
  • Maximising the views and access to the Patawalonga River
  • Ongoing maintenance requirements and asset lifespan
  • The proximity and integration into the new playspace at Wigley Reserve

We now ask for your feedback on these concepts to determine a final concept design.

This engagement opens on 20 May and closes 5pm Friday 11 June 2021

We invite you to share your feedback on the concept designs for the old replica HMS Buffalo site at Wigley Reserve, Glenelg.

The removal of the replica HMS Buffalo from the banks of the Patawalonga at Wigley Reserve has created an opportunity for this space to be reinvigorated and repurposed for the community to enjoy.

Feedback received from phase one of engagement in 2019 demonstrated that respondents would like to see this space repurposed for the benefit of children, young families, adults and visitors to the area. In particular, there was a high level of community interest for the old Buffalo site to be reinvigorated into a space for:

  • Eating and drinking with the inclusion of a café or restaurant
  • Recreation and leisure activities including water access or natural open space
  • Landscaping/vegetation, natural shade, seating and BBQs

The themes identified during the first phase of engagement have been used to inform the creation of two draft concept designs, which also take into consideration:

  • The Aboriginal and European history of the site and the cultural significance
  • Accessibility for a range of ages and abilities
  • Maximising the views and access to the Patawalonga River
  • Ongoing maintenance requirements and asset lifespan
  • The proximity and integration into the new playspace at Wigley Reserve

We now ask for your feedback on these concepts to determine a final concept design.

This engagement opens on 20 May and closes 5pm Friday 11 June 2021

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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    Will there be more car parking available? There is never enough car park spaces as it is if you are drawing more people to the Bay. Prior if I caught up with family, they could never get a park. I like Plan 1 with the indigenous patterns but there is no fencing around. Whether Plan 1 or 2, hopefully it doesn't attract too many people and more noise as I live close by.

    Jennifer C asked about 2 months ago

    The final designs will remove the off street car park as it currently is, and will incorporate angled on street parking along Adelphi Terrace. The actual number of car parks is yet to be determined and will require final designs to take into consideration all feedback received during consultation.
    Thanks
    Matt

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    Has a feature water fountain been considered?

    JulieVincent asked 2 months ago

    Hi Julie,
    Thank you for your question. At this point a water fountain is not a featured component in either of the proposed options, however it has been considered. Option one has proposed water features just off the viewing platform (17).We are open to all feedback and would encourage you to submit your thoughts via the Online Feedback Form if you have any further suggestions.
    Kind regards,
    Shannon 

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    What happens to the tram on option 1

    Tims asked 2 months ago

    Hi Tims,
    Thank you for your question. Option one proposes that the Tram be relocated off site. There is no proposed relocation site at this point. I would encourage you to submit your feedback via the Online Feedback Form if you have any further thoughts.
    Kind regards,
    Shannon 

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    Will there be public art - e.g. sculptures of displays?

    S Georgiadis asked 2 months ago

    Hi S,
    Thank you for your question. It has been proposed to incorporate public art of some form in the site. The details have this have yet to be decided. If you have any feedback or specific thoughts around the topic I would encourage you to complete the Online Feedback Form to share your view.
    Kind regards,
    Shannon 

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    I have heard that the Patawalonga walkway will be replaced with a bike lane solely for cyclists

    Leonie Fisher asked 2 months ago

    Hi Leonie,
    Thank you for your question. It has not been proposed to replace the Patawalonga walkway with a bike lane. It is proposed that the walkway will remain open for use by all, not just cyclists. 
    If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
    Kind regards
    Shannon