Planning for Petersham Park

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Petersham Park is a valued open space used by the locals and the broader community for gatherings, picnics, recreation and dog socialising. The oval is a training and competition ground for cricket and baseball clubs.


What is happening now?

It is time to plan for its future use and maintenance. We want to know how you currently use the park and how you would like to use it. Your feedback will inform the draft Plan of Management and Master Plan.

Aerial view park boundary

Area covered by the plan. Click for a larger image


Why is this happening now?

In 2018 the State Government amended the Crown Lands Act. As a result, we need to update and adopt Plans of Management for all Crown Lands public open space. In November 2018, Council adopted an Inner West Open Space Areas Plan of Management Priorities list.


Recent upgrades

  • Repairs to pathways
  • Installation of new seating
  • Historical refurbishments to park entrances and in ground street names
  • Installation of new shade sail over the playground


Renaming of the Petersham Oval Grandstand

At its meeting on 11 February 2020 the Council resolved to rename the grandstand to 'The Hughes family-Dudley Seddon Memorial Grandstand'. For more information read the meeting minutes.


What can you influence?

We have looked after this amazing open space. It's in a very good condition the plan will focus on improving the existing much loved fabric of the park.

Some of the planned works may include:

  • Upgrade the heritage elements of the park including the grandstand, scoreboard and significant plantings
  • Investigate current and future requirements of the sporting ground including spectator seating
  • Improve seating, gathering spaces and picnic facilities


Have your say

Tell us how you use Petersham Park and how you would like to use it.

The last day to provide feedback is Monday 30 March 2020


Drop in sessions - CANCELLED as part of Inner West Council's Coronavirus response plan.

Come along to a drop in session in Petersham Park next to the playground. Speak to the project team and share your ideas and comments.

  • Wednesday 18 March 4-5.30pm
  • Saturday 21 March 11am-12.30pm


What happens next?

Your feedback and input from other stakeholders will be used along with research and expert advice in the development of the draft Plan of Management and Master Plan. The plans will go on Public Exhibition in late 2020.

Petersham Park is a valued open space used by the locals and the broader community for gatherings, picnics, recreation and dog socialising. The oval is a training and competition ground for cricket and baseball clubs.


What is happening now?

It is time to plan for its future use and maintenance. We want to know how you currently use the park and how you would like to use it. Your feedback will inform the draft Plan of Management and Master Plan.

Aerial view park boundary

Area covered by the plan. Click for a larger image


Why is this happening now?

In 2018 the State Government amended the Crown Lands Act. As a result, we need to update and adopt Plans of Management for all Crown Lands public open space. In November 2018, Council adopted an Inner West Open Space Areas Plan of Management Priorities list.


Recent upgrades

  • Repairs to pathways
  • Installation of new seating
  • Historical refurbishments to park entrances and in ground street names
  • Installation of new shade sail over the playground


Renaming of the Petersham Oval Grandstand

At its meeting on 11 February 2020 the Council resolved to rename the grandstand to 'The Hughes family-Dudley Seddon Memorial Grandstand'. For more information read the meeting minutes.


What can you influence?

We have looked after this amazing open space. It's in a very good condition the plan will focus on improving the existing much loved fabric of the park.

Some of the planned works may include:

  • Upgrade the heritage elements of the park including the grandstand, scoreboard and significant plantings
  • Investigate current and future requirements of the sporting ground including spectator seating
  • Improve seating, gathering spaces and picnic facilities


Have your say

Tell us how you use Petersham Park and how you would like to use it.

The last day to provide feedback is Monday 30 March 2020


Drop in sessions - CANCELLED as part of Inner West Council's Coronavirus response plan.

Come along to a drop in session in Petersham Park next to the playground. Speak to the project team and share your ideas and comments.

  • Wednesday 18 March 4-5.30pm
  • Saturday 21 March 11am-12.30pm


What happens next?

Your feedback and input from other stakeholders will be used along with research and expert advice in the development of the draft Plan of Management and Master Plan. The plans will go on Public Exhibition in late 2020.