Dubbo residents may be asked how they feel about the "aesthetics of a fence encroaching on open space" at Victoria Park.
A plea from parents for the fencing of a planned new play space in the city's premier park has prompted a notice of motion for the next ordinary meeting of Dubbo Regional Council on September 27.
It will ask councillors to consider embarking on community consultation.
"As a part of community consultation, council will seek to gain improved understanding of park stakeholders' desires, including those that use the general amenity and how they would feel about the aesthetics of a fence encroaching on open space," the council's Director of Liveability Skye Price said.
Early this month the council announced its $870,000 plan to turn the popular and fully-fenced Livvi's Place in Victoria Park into a dedicated fitness zone and create a new play space alongside the Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre Pool Deck Kiosk.
A petition seeking the fencing of the new play space was put on hold after organiser Hannah Browne spoke with Dubbo Region Mayor Stephen Lawrence and Cr Jane Diffey.
This week Ms Price said the playground supplier might be approached to design a fence "sympathetic to the Victoria Park precinct" if it got the green light from the council.
"This fence might not be a traditional style but will definitely provide a safe barrier ensuring that children cannot independently depart the play space," she said.
The director advised that the council "did not receive any submissions from the public in terms of the location of the playground or fencing" when the new plans for Victoria Park went on exhibition in late 2020.
Ms Price said the council usually provided the community with the opportunity to vote on proposed playground designs.
"Unfortunately, the results of the tender process this time provided only one suitable candidate for the playground design elements," she said.
"Significant planning and consideration has gone into the play space design, ensuring it upholds Australian standards related to access and mobility, as well as championing NSW government Everyone Can Play principles related to creating inclusive play spaces."
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