Hey Epping, let’s imagine public spaces in your neighbourhood!
LAST YEAR WE WERE IN EPPING SEEKING YOUR OPINION ON WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT EPPING AND WHAT YOU NEED IN EPPING.
WE LOVED THE RESPONSES YOU GAVE AND ARE LOOKING AT WAYS TO MAKE THESE IDEAS A REALITY TO ADDRESS WHAT YOU LOVE AND NEED.
SHARE YOUR SUGGESTION TO TRANSFORM PUBLIC SPACES IN EPPING. SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN UNTIL 29 MARCH 2017. EACH WEEK ONE IDEA WILL BE DRAWN AND WILL RECEIVE A $100 GIFT VOUCHER.
FIVE FINALISTS WILL GO IN THE RUNNING TO SEE THEIR IDEA REALISED. IDEAS TO BE CONSIDERED SHOULD BE PHYSICAL WORKS, EVENTS OR ACTIVITIES.
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Imagine Epping closed on April 2.
Thank you to everyone who contributed their ideas. We’ll be announcing the winning idea shortly!
HOW TO SUGGEST AN IDEA FOR Epping
Step 1: Create an account
Step 2: Share an idea
Step 3: Have a chat and vote
Step 4: The City of Parramatta will deliver one idea to the value of $5000
- Maintain and optimise traffic flow
- Less needless braking and re-accelerating by not-give-an-inch drivers and tailgaters...reduce noise and vehicle emissions for nearby residents especially at uphill sections
- Reduce last-minute merging, rear-enders, road rage etc.
- Avoid traffic bunching up into one lane, making it much harder for drivers at side streets without traffic lights to enter Carlingford Road...leading some of them to pull dangerous moves if not accidents
So that people can walk past fresh vegetables and herbs and take some if they wish. People will also be able to see how their food grows and enjoy the fragrant smell of fresh herbs.
A] live in a clean and healthy environment due to no incorrectly-filled and/or overfilled wheelie bins attracting ants rats and disease
B] avoid hazards on/near the footpath and subsequent litigation due to either large rubbish dumped outside collection days and/or inappropriate rubbish e.g. building materials, broken glass etc.
C] know what to do with certain rubbish not meant for the wheelie bins or the roadside
D] residents both old and new are more aware, mindful of others and their duty of care to the environment they live in (not just within their units/apartments!) and be more vigilant, including the reporting of illegal dumping e.g. building materials and packaging at night from non-residents
A] can cross at pedestrian crossings near Chemist Warehouse, Coles, and the council car park in between without being hit/killed
B] should be courteous and considerate to drivers and seek to cross in groups…need bright eye-catching signage in multiple languages?
2} Drivers (especially those unfamiliar with Australian road rules and would only learn by either losing face or tangibly through fines and/or demerit points) are made aware that:
A] pedestrians have right of way in Australia
B] “no risk of hitting a pedestrian” does not mean not slowing down/speeding up/cutting off pedestrians with only 1cm to spare - especially when these drivers subsequently have to queue at/stop for the red light at the Carlingford Road intersection anyway…they actually lose no time!
C] they must not drive onto the crossing if the road beyond the crossing is blocked
D] they must STOP for pedestrians *at the stop line* when exiting the council car park
E] they should use the overhead round mirror as they approach…and must STOP for pedestrians *at the stop line* when exiting the car park behind and under Coles and rejoining Rawson Street
F] they must *not* park/stop along No Stopping zones along Rawson Street to wait/pick up/drop off passengers or for a quick shop (very evident after say 6 on weekdays), especially in high-riding vehicles as they block the line of sight between other drivers and pedestrians leading to more injuries/fatalities
G] they should *not* zoom around blind corners around the car park area and when entering/exiting the car parks
H] allow room for cars within the council car park *and* in the oncoming direction to enter/exit the council car park *without* blocking flowing traffic and incite road rage etc.
So that there is a place for people to gather, to give Epping a Town Centre and to provide more much needed parking space for Epping.
With all the change and development happening in Epping, it is important that the local community is kept consulted and informed, to enable us to be taken along on the journey of change. I have become more and more aware that there is little consultation with the local community by the Developers regarding their plans for redevelopment of the sites of Epping.5I suggest Council implement a strategy that requires Developers to engage in true community consultation as part of the development application submission and assessment process. At present there is next to no opportunity for local residents to engage with the Developer regarding the proposed changes being proposed in the development applications.
Please do not make a Epping a cookie-cutter copy of anywhere else. It is residents and families have lived here a very long time spanning generations and many in the recent community gathering mentioned they moved to Epping because it is a peaceful, leafy (tree dense) suburb. I feel Boronia park is a beautiful representation of what the community values. If similar themes of nature and wildlife is spread throughout the suburb and especially the Epping Town Centre, I think it would be mark Epping as something truly unique and be very appealing for residents and visitors. (e.g. because its unique, people would actually want to visit). Some ideas are vertical gardens, fountains, garden landscaping, aquariums etc.
I have never seen the garden at Epping station looking so filthy. It certainly didn't look like this under Hornsby Council. I asked both the Station Master at Epping and Hornsby Council and both have confirmed that they are not responsible.
Additionally a group of us was walking around the Crandon Road, Essex Street, Forest Grove areas a couple of weeks ago and we were gobsmacked by the amount of litter in the streets and even in Forest Park. After all the rain recently most of this litter is probably in the creek by now.
So that people can enjoy picnics sitting on the grass listening to good music on warm evenings.And so that amateur musicians have venues and opportunities to perform.
This idea was submitted on behalf of Mike
Many people arrive in Epping via Epping Rd. Having a healthy natural stand of bush at this point, rather than the current over growth of weeds, will be a better welcome to our community.
Epping was once a leafy suburb with beautiful old home with lots of character. The new highrise buildings are not in keeping with our suburb and are not suited to the environment. The LEP and DCP need to be adjusted to ensure future buildings fit in with the character and old world charm of Epping. Their landscaping could also be improved.5People are upset to see the character of Epping being lost. This would help to give Epping back its identity and character. It would help people to belong to the suburb and not feel they could be living in any city in the world.
Lift traffic off EPPING and beecroft road whom not going to EPPING. Most open space within the area are not within walking catchments from one side to another. Driving across to the other side to use the library and/or the pool and open spaces talks too long as traffic are very heavy.
Many children travel to local high school from Epping train station. There is no kiss & ride area in the east side of train station now. Quite challenging for parents to drop off or pick up children at train station.
Turn onto Carlingford Road without having to wait multiple red lights and/or use brute force to make those turns against oncoming traffic
To encourage the increasing number of Epping unit dwellers, and hopefully more office workers to be physically active.
To model a simple and supported exercise regime for those increasingly "screen-obsessed" children and teenagers.
To provide a simple exercise template and motivation for people to exercise with purpose on their own.
To initiate wider linking of other clusters or linear trails of parks.