Hammond Park is a well-used park with cricket, tennis, football and playground facilities. Ashfield's first cricket ground was established on this site in 1875.

It is now time to plan for the future use and maintenance of Hammond Park. We want to know how you currently use this park and how you would like to use it in the future.

Your feedback will inform the draft Plan of Management and Master Plan.

In 2018 the NSW Government amended the Crown Lands Act. As a result we need to update and adopt Plans of Management (POMs) for all Crown Land public open space.

In November 2018, Council adopted the Open Space Areas POM priorities list.

In August 2021 Council adopted a resolution to:

  1. Note that the sporting use, access and management of Hammond Park complies with the adopted Park Plan of Management for Hammond Park, Councils Sporting Ground Allocation Policy and the provisions of the Local Government Act 1993
  2. Note that a new Plan of Management will be developed for Hammond Park in 2022
  3. Consider in the future planning for Hammond Park the development and provision of a canteen facility to facilitate and support ongoing community sporting use and enjoyment of the park

A Plan of Management is a useful tool to provide strategic planning and governance for the management and use of land. The plans set out objectives and performance targets for community land and promote active land management.

Councils are required to develop plans of management under the Crown Land Management Act 2016 (the CLM Act) and under Local Government Act 1993 (LG Act).

We are preparing a Plan of Management (POM) and Master Plan for Hammond Park.

The POM is a guiding document which directs the future planning, management and use of the park. The POM is accompanied by the Master Plan which outlines the vision and actions required for improvement over the next 10 years.

The current Plan of Management for Hamond Park was adopted in 2014.

What can you influence?

Council would welcome community feedback on key park elements and community access and use. You can comment on:

  • Heritage elements within the park
  • Sport and structured and unstructured recreation needs
  • Built form-Amenity and facility use/improvements
  • Ecology and biodiversity
  • Park safety
  • Signage and interpretation including community art
  • Safety and access including pathways and linkages
  • Current and future community use of the park shared spaces

Have your say

Below by posting your thoughts on the ideas wall or by completing the survey.

Share your visions

Complete the online survey

Answer a short survey to help us understand current use of the park and your perspectives on key proposals in the draft POM and Master Plan.

What happens next?

  • Engagement Outcomes Report

    We will review the feedback provided by the community and prepare an Engagement Outcomes Report

  • Draft POM

    Council will write the draft Plan of Management based on the visions provided by the community

  • Public Exhibition

    The draft POM will be put on public exhibition for you to review