Leichhardt Park Plan of Management

Background

In June and July this year, we asked the community how they use Leichhardt Park and how they want to use it into the future. We have used that feedback along with expert advice and extensive research to develop the proposed Leichhardt Park Plan of Management and Master Plan.

Read the Community Engagement Summary from page 65 of the Plan of Management.

We are required to have Plans of Management for all community land in the Inner West. In November 2018, Council adopted an Inner West Open Space Areas Plans of Management Priority List.


What is happening now?

We have developed a proposed Plan of Management and Master Plan and want to know what you think about them.

  • Read the Plan of Management PDF which covers the planning, use and management of the parks over the next 10 years and includes licenses and leases
  • Read the Master Plan PDF which outlines a vision and actions for improvement over the next 10 years


Key proposals

Some of the works that we are proposing for Leichhardt Park include:

  • Provision of a second rowing club (advocated by NSW Para Rowing) adjacent to Blue Hippo Playground
  • A synthetic surface development with new amenities at Leichhardt Oval#2
  • A skate plaza adjacent to Leichhardt Oval #3 and the Le Montage Function Centre
  • Future expansion by Leichhardt Rowing Club to the east (onto the site with the redundant Air Transponder)
  • Removal of the link road to Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre (LPAC), and replacement with an informal pedestrian and bicycle connection, planting and open parkland
  • Relocation of a section of car parking adjacent to the Northern end of Leichhardt Oval#3 to the Southern end of Maliyawul St, opposite existing parking. The old car parking space will be transformed into parkland. This proposal is subject to a determination of the Para Rowing Proposal
  • Recommendation for a separate Plan of Management to guide the long-term management and future of Leichhardt Oval and an architectural Master Plan which focuses on built form.


Have your say

Read through the proposed Plan of Management and Master Plan and let us know what you think by filling out the feedback form.

The last day to provide feedback is Sunday 2 February 2020.


What happens next?

After the engagement period, the Parks Planning team will review and consider community feedback before finalising the plans.

Part of Leichhardt Park is owned by the NSW Government and requires a land categorisation. This land is managed by Council for community benefit, however we require the NSW Government to approve our categories before the Plan of Management can be adopted. This impacts several parks in the Inner West. Once the categorisations have been approved, the draft Plan of Management and draft Master Plan will be exhibited for 28 days.

The plans will then go to the elected Council for adoption


Background

In June and July this year, we asked the community how they use Leichhardt Park and how they want to use it into the future. We have used that feedback along with expert advice and extensive research to develop the proposed Leichhardt Park Plan of Management and Master Plan.

Read the Community Engagement Summary from page 65 of the Plan of Management.

We are required to have Plans of Management for all community land in the Inner West. In November 2018, Council adopted an Inner West Open Space Areas Plans of Management Priority List.


What is happening now?

We have developed a proposed Plan of Management and Master Plan and want to know what you think about them.

  • Read the Plan of Management PDF which covers the planning, use and management of the parks over the next 10 years and includes licenses and leases
  • Read the Master Plan PDF which outlines a vision and actions for improvement over the next 10 years


Key proposals

Some of the works that we are proposing for Leichhardt Park include:

  • Provision of a second rowing club (advocated by NSW Para Rowing) adjacent to Blue Hippo Playground
  • A synthetic surface development with new amenities at Leichhardt Oval#2
  • A skate plaza adjacent to Leichhardt Oval #3 and the Le Montage Function Centre
  • Future expansion by Leichhardt Rowing Club to the east (onto the site with the redundant Air Transponder)
  • Removal of the link road to Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre (LPAC), and replacement with an informal pedestrian and bicycle connection, planting and open parkland
  • Relocation of a section of car parking adjacent to the Northern end of Leichhardt Oval#3 to the Southern end of Maliyawul St, opposite existing parking. The old car parking space will be transformed into parkland. This proposal is subject to a determination of the Para Rowing Proposal
  • Recommendation for a separate Plan of Management to guide the long-term management and future of Leichhardt Oval and an architectural Master Plan which focuses on built form.


Have your say

Read through the proposed Plan of Management and Master Plan and let us know what you think by filling out the feedback form.

The last day to provide feedback is Sunday 2 February 2020.


What happens next?

After the engagement period, the Parks Planning team will review and consider community feedback before finalising the plans.

Part of Leichhardt Park is owned by the NSW Government and requires a land categorisation. This land is managed by Council for community benefit, however we require the NSW Government to approve our categories before the Plan of Management can be adopted. This impacts several parks in the Inner West. Once the categorisations have been approved, the draft Plan of Management and draft Master Plan will be exhibited for 28 days.

The plans will then go to the elected Council for adoption