Leichhardt Park Plan of Management

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Inner West Council developed a draft Leichhardt Park Plan of Management (PoM) with community input. After NSW Government approval, the community now has a last chance to have their say on the latest amendments and key proposals before it goes to Council for adoption.

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Latest amendments and key proposals:

  • Proposed pedestrian link road has been changed to allow one-way vehicle access and traffic calming measures (refer to Zone 4 on page 61 of the draft PoM)
  • Leases and licensing section has been updated with more details of the permitted uses within the

Inner West Council developed a draft Leichhardt Park Plan of Management (PoM) with community input. After NSW Government approval, the community now has a last chance to have their say on the latest amendments and key proposals before it goes to Council for adoption.

Six people are out for a walk with their babies in prams


Latest amendments and key proposals:

  • Proposed pedestrian link road has been changed to allow one-way vehicle access and traffic calming measures (refer to Zone 4 on page 61 of the draft PoM)
  • Leases and licensing section has been updated with more details of the permitted uses within the park (refer to pages 32-35 of the draft PoM)
  • A separate para-rowing facility adjacent to Blue Hippo playground
  • A synthetic surface development with new amenities at Leichhardt Oval No. 2
  • Enhanced bush care initiatives
  • New skate park 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)
  • Recommendation for a separate Bay Run Master Plan and Leichhardt Oval Master Plan, which will guide their long-term management.

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.

We want to make sure everybody can provide feedback.

  • If you need an interpreter, you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9335 2267.
  • If you are Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9335 2267.

The last day to provide feedback is Monday, 19 October 2020.

What happens next?

After the engagement period, the Parks Planning team will review and consider community feedback before finalising the plans. The plans will then go to the elected Council for adoption. The Park will be progressively upgraded over the next 10 years.


Consultation has concluded
  • Council meeting update

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    At its meeting on 8 December 2020 Council debated a Notice of Motion to revoke the Leichhardt Park Plan of Management. Council made the following decision:

    1. The Plan of Management for Leichhardt Park be readopted by Council with the requirement that the development assessment of the Skate Park is assessed to the same level as a Development Application. This assessment will require that the environmental assessment and public participation for the skate park assessment must be at least the same as the requirements for a Part 4 Development Application, therefore ensuring the community is consulted and able to make submissions. The location of the Skate Park should be retained in Leichhardt Park; and
    2. The matter be reported back to Council after the assessment.

    For more information read item 11 in Council report and view the meeting minutes.

    For more details about the adoption of the Plan of Management see our previous update on this project.

  • Adopted by Council

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    At its meeting on 10 November 2020, Council considered community feedback gathered during the final public exhibition and adopted the Leichhardt Park Plan of Management and Master Plan.

    For more information read item 3 in Council report and view meeting minutes.

    All adopted plans for parks can be viewed on Council's Plans of Management page.

  • What we heard

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    Did you provide feedback on the draft Leichhardt Park Plan of Management? Read the Engagement Outcomes Report to find out what we heard. Thank you to everyone who viewed the documents and shared their feedback. The Plan will be Considered by Council at its meeting on 10 November 2020. Visit Council's meeting page for further details.

  • Endorsed by Council

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    At its meeting on 28 April 2020 Council considered an engagement report and endorsed the draft Plan of Management for Leichhardt Park. As per Council resolution the plan will be referred to the Minister for Water, Housing and Property for owners consent. Once the owners consent is received the plan will be exhibited again and brought back to Council for adoption.

    Do you want to know more? Read the Council report or view the meeting minutes.