Marrickville Parklands draft plans

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Inner West Council has developed a draft 10-year Plan of Management and landscape Master Plan for Marrickville Parklands including golf course, Dibble Avenue Waterhole and AB Crofts Playground. These beautiful parklands will remain in community ownership for perpetuity.


Areas covered by the plans - click on image to view in more detail


Background

During May and June 2018 Inner West Council completed community engagement on the current use and future vision for the Marrickville Golf Course and the Dibble Avenue Waterhole, an important wildlife habitat which has been used by the Golf Course since the 1940s for irrigation.


What is

Inner West Council has developed a draft 10-year Plan of Management and landscape Master Plan for Marrickville Parklands including golf course, Dibble Avenue Waterhole and AB Crofts Playground. These beautiful parklands will remain in community ownership for perpetuity.


Areas covered by the plans - click on image to view in more detail


Background

During May and June 2018 Inner West Council completed community engagement on the current use and future vision for the Marrickville Golf Course and the Dibble Avenue Waterhole, an important wildlife habitat which has been used by the Golf Course since the 1940s for irrigation.


What is happening now?

The feedback we received has been used to develop a draft Plan of Management (POM) and a Master Plan.

The Plan of Management covers leases, licences and use of the land

The Master Plan outlines a vision and actions for improvement over ten years

The Master Plan has two options for the future use of Marrickville Parklands including golf course.

  • Option A: Maintain the golf course at 18 holes with upgraded parklands.
  • Option B: After five years transform the course to 9 holes with upgraded parklands and additional community open space. This is the recommended option in the draft Plan of Management.

View the draft plans and the two Master Plan options.

Additional Option

On 22 May 2019 Council added another option for community consideration

Option C: No changes are made to the 18 hole golf course on Marrickville Parklands; full ecological restoration of the Dibble Avenue Waterhole; and Marrickville Golf Club to find alternative sources of irrigation.


Have your say

You can provide feedback on the draft documents and options by completing the Marrickville Parklands including golf course draft plans submission.

The last day to provide feedback is Monday 17 June 2019


What happens next?

The feedback received will be incorporated into the final draft plans where possible and considered by the elected Council. All those who provided feedback will be advised of when the plan is considered by Council.


Enquiries

Contact Mandy Smith, Parks Planning Coordinator on 9392 5635 Email mandy.smith@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

Consultation has concluded
  • Council decides on Plan of Management for Marrickville Parklands

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    28 Sep 2020

    At its meeting on 22 September 2020 Council considered a report and made the following decisions:

    1. Council maintain an 18 hole golf course and revise the Draft Plan of Management accordingly prior to referring its Crown land components (generally the area described as Riverside Park) to the Minister for Water, Housing and Property for owners consent;
    2. The revised Plan of Management highlight the environment, safety and community benefits that can be achieved while maintaining an 18 hole golf course;
    3. Council commit to working with the Marrickville Golf, Sporting and Community Club on grant opportunities which will assist the club with environmentally sustainable water supply for greens and fairway watering;
    4. Council note that on receipt of owner’s consent by the Minister the Draft Plan will be exhibited for 28 days and brought back to Council for adoption;
    5. Council investigate the potential benefits of a bridge to Gough Whitlam Park:
    6. Council in principle support for a 21 year lease: and
    7. Council to conduct a safety audit as part of the Plan of Management of the public walking paths through the golf course to determine if safety treatments are needed.

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

    When the plan is finalised to reflect the above changes it will be available on Council website.

  • Council notes delays in adopting plan

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    06 Sep 2019

    At its meeting on 27 August Council was notified of current delays with statutory requirements associated with Crown Land categorisations by the NSW Department of Planning and Industry in presenting the revised Plan of Management for the Marrickville Parklands to Council. Council resolved to:

    Write to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces requesting that Crown Reserve Land categorisation be expedited so that Council's Plan of Management can be approved.

    Read Council report and view meeting minutes.

  • Engagement Outcomes Report

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    16 Jul 2019

    Did you provide feedback on the Marrickville Parklands including golf course draft plans? Read the Engagement Outcomes report.

    The engagement outcomes will be reported to a future Council meeting for decision and everyone who participated will be emailed with the date when the matter is to be considered by Council.