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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Shire of Harvey is not in a position to grant approvals for community events at Snell’s Park and McQuade Park.
The Shire of Harvey regrets to inform our community groups that due to unforeseen circumstances, the Shire is not in a position to grant approvals for formalised community events at Snell’s Park and McQuade Park, Harvey. The decision to limit access for formalised community events is not one the Shire chose to implement and we understand the frustration and disappointment this may cause. The Shire is currently in negotiations with Arc Instructure regarding the leased area along the rail corridor. There are some safety concerns which have been brought to the Shire’s attention under our existing arrangements with the Public Transport Authority and the proposed licence arrangement with Arc Infrastructure. We acknowledge that access to Snell’s Park and McQuade Park for events has been part of our community for decades. These restrictions only apply to formalised community events and will be in effect until further notice. Residents can continue to enjoy the parks as they normally do. Whilst Snell’s Park and McQuade Park may be temporarily inaccessible for formalised community events, we encourage community groups to consider some of the other great options in Harvey for upcoming events including Meriden Park, Apex Park and the Harvey Recreation Grounds. We understand that this situation is frustrating, and we ask for your patience and understanding as we navigate negotiations with the Public Transport Authority and Arc Infrastructure. We will do our best to keep you informed of any changes to these restrictions and will provide updates on when Snell’s Park and McQuade Park will reopen for full use. We appreciate your cooperation and thank you for your understanding and continued support. Annie Riordan Chief Executive Officer.
Acknowledgement of Country
The Shire of Harvey acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.