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Darrell Jackson Gardens - Plan of Management

Find out how we propose to care for and manage this open space over the next ten years.

At its meeting on Tuesday 11 April 2023 Council endorsed the draft documents for public exhibition.

How did we get here?

In mid 2022 we asked you to tell us about this open space. Your feedback and input from other stakeholders were used along with research and expert advice to create the draft Plan of Management and Master Plan.

The plans were developed through the following:

  • Policy review identifying the opportunities and constraints presented by national and local government initiatives.
  • Demographic review identifying the local community profile.
  • Review of site ownership and legal categorisation.
  • Identification of applicable statutory conditions and legislation.
  • Undertaking a detailed site analysis.
  • Undertaking Community Engagement through drop in sessions and an online survey.
  • Analysis of the outcomes of the Context Review, Site Analysis and Community Engagement Outcomes to develop Key Objectives and Strategies for management and action.
  • Application of the physical strategies within the Draft Master Plan.

Read about the initial engagement on these plans.

What's in the plan?

The document consist of two parts:

  1. Plan of Management is a guiding framework which directs the future vision, planning, management and sue of the park. It will be be used to inform the development of the park over the next ten years.
  2. Master Plan is a design report outlining the actions required for improvement, intended to guide the physical upgrade of the site over the next ten years. It does this by suggesting how the strategies set out in the Plan of Management can be translated into site specific gestures for application to the park.

Master Plan - key proposal

  • Interpretation strategy
  • Reduce size of playground enclosure
  • New amenities block
  • Double basketball court

Details of the Master Plan

Click on the small arrows in the right corner to enlarge the image. Click on a circle to find out what's being proposed.

Draft Master Plan Darrell Jackson Gardens, Summer Hill

Download the draft documents to read

Hard copies are available to read at the following locations

  • Ashfield Service Centre, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield
  • Leichhardt Service Centre, 7-15 Wetherill Street, Leichhardt

How to have your say

Council invites you to provide feedback on the draft plans. You can provide feedback by:

  • Completing online submission form below
  • Mailing your submission to Inner West Council, PO Box 14, Petersham 2049, attention to Aaron Callaghan
  • Calling or emailing Aaron Callaghan on 02 9392 5634 or
  • Calling a FREE Interpreter or the National Relay Service, Monday to Friday between 9am-4pm and provide our phone number 02 9392 5634.
    • Free Interpreter call TIS National on 131 450
    • Voice relay call 1300 555 727
    • TTY call 133 677
    • SMS relay call 0423 677 767

Feedback closed. Thanks to all who provided feedback.

What happens next?

All feedback will be considered before the Plan of Management and Master Plan are reported to Council for adoption. Everyone who provides feedback will be notified when the Council will consider the plans.