Planning the future of Paringa Reserve

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Paringa Reserve is a long, narrow space that wraps around Sommerville Point with fantastic views of the harbour. We’re working to maintain and improve the waterfront experience for future generations.

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A Plan of Management guides how Council looks after the space for the next ten years. In late 2020, the community provided feedback on initial proposals. Read the Engagement Outcomes Report.


We heard what you said and revised the proposals

We:

  • Revisited the new kiosk design to show a two stage roll out of forecourt paving, and increasing open space after the building removal
  • Added environmental and social responsibility criteria to the kiosk operator contracts - protecting wildlife, waterways and creating local jobs at the kiosk
  • Moved the seats behind the pathway
  • Removed proposed fitness equipment
  • Removed path lighting to avoid impact on residents
  • Added even more trees to improve shade
  • Added tangle bins for fishhooks

Proposals that remain unchanged include:

  • A new customised container-style kiosk
  • Fully accessible toilet
  • Fully accessible path from the wharf along the foreshore
  • Clear and consistent signage
  • Natural heritage information
  • A landscape and furniture design for smaller gatherings, picnics, relaxation, and peaceful recreation
  • A water bubbler
  • Repairs to existing fencing
  • Investigation of new stairs to Lockhardt Avenue linking the new accessible pathway to Lockhart/Phoebe Street


Did we get it right? Have your say

Share your views to staff at Paringa Reserve on Saturday, 5 June 2021 from 11am to 12:30pm.

Cannot make it? Provide feedback:

  • Online via the feedback form or request a paper copy
  • Call us via a FREE Interpreter or the National Relay Service. Ask them to call us Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm on 9392 5635.
    • For a free interpreter call via TIS National on 131 450
    • For voice relay call 1300 555 727
    • TTY call 133 677
    • SMS relay call 0423 677 767
  • Email: subject line ‘Paringa Reserve feedback’ to Mandy.Smith@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

We want to make sure everybody can provide feedback. Please contact us if you would like to provide feedback in another format.

The final day for comments is Wednesday, 23 June 2021.


What happens next?

Council will take your views into account and include them in the final plan where possible. We’ll keep this page updated and email all participants who provided feedback throughout the project.

Paringa Reserve is a long, narrow space that wraps around Sommerville Point with fantastic views of the harbour. We’re working to maintain and improve the waterfront experience for future generations.

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A Plan of Management guides how Council looks after the space for the next ten years. In late 2020, the community provided feedback on initial proposals. Read the Engagement Outcomes Report.


We heard what you said and revised the proposals

We:

  • Revisited the new kiosk design to show a two stage roll out of forecourt paving, and increasing open space after the building removal
  • Added environmental and social responsibility criteria to the kiosk operator contracts - protecting wildlife, waterways and creating local jobs at the kiosk
  • Moved the seats behind the pathway
  • Removed proposed fitness equipment
  • Removed path lighting to avoid impact on residents
  • Added even more trees to improve shade
  • Added tangle bins for fishhooks

Proposals that remain unchanged include:

  • A new customised container-style kiosk
  • Fully accessible toilet
  • Fully accessible path from the wharf along the foreshore
  • Clear and consistent signage
  • Natural heritage information
  • A landscape and furniture design for smaller gatherings, picnics, relaxation, and peaceful recreation
  • A water bubbler
  • Repairs to existing fencing
  • Investigation of new stairs to Lockhardt Avenue linking the new accessible pathway to Lockhart/Phoebe Street


Did we get it right? Have your say

Share your views to staff at Paringa Reserve on Saturday, 5 June 2021 from 11am to 12:30pm.

Cannot make it? Provide feedback:

  • Online via the feedback form or request a paper copy
  • Call us via a FREE Interpreter or the National Relay Service. Ask them to call us Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm on 9392 5635.
    • For a free interpreter call via TIS National on 131 450
    • For voice relay call 1300 555 727
    • TTY call 133 677
    • SMS relay call 0423 677 767
  • Email: subject line ‘Paringa Reserve feedback’ to Mandy.Smith@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

We want to make sure everybody can provide feedback. Please contact us if you would like to provide feedback in another format.

The final day for comments is Wednesday, 23 June 2021.


What happens next?

Council will take your views into account and include them in the final plan where possible. We’ll keep this page updated and email all participants who provided feedback throughout the project.