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Consultation has now closed.

Thank you to everyone who participated.

Project stages

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Initial engagement period

    Open for comment

  • Timeline item 2 - active

    Creating the Plan of Management and Master Plan

    Community comments and input from other stakeholders will be used to along with research and expert advice.

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Public Exhibition of draft plans

    Everyone is invited to have their say on the drafts. Have we got it right?

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Report and decision by Council

    Final drafts are prepared for decision by Council.

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Park improvements

    The park is progressively upgraded over the 10 years using the priority schedule outlined in the plans.

Project details

Jack Shanahan Reserve is a popular park in Dulwich Hill which includes a skatepark, multipurpose tennis and basketball court, BBQs and picnic tables.

We are looking to develop a 10-year Plan of Management and Master Plan and we want to hear your feedback to help inform the plan. Let us know what is working, what can be improved and what is missing.

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 Local Government Act 1993.

A Plan of Management (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.

Between March and May 2023, we sought your feedback on improving the lighting and making small improvements at Jack Shanahan Reserve.

As a result of the feedback, at its meeting on 20 June 2023, Council decided to deliver lighting works and skate park surfacing in 2024-25.

The following improvements were also made in 2023:

  1. Additional tree planting in grassed areas south and east of the skate park and tennis court
  2. Additional bench seat
  3. Repair of tennis court chain wire fence
  4. Pressure cleaning of footpaths
  5. Under pruning of trees to improve sight lines
  6. Painting of entry retaining walls, amenities building pillars and facia
  7. Repairs to pedestrian lighting

You can read about the project here.

Have your say

You can provide feedback the following ways:

  • Drop a pin on a digital map - let us know what you like and don't like
  • Complete an online survey - answer further questions to give us more feedback
  • Attend an in-person session - come meet Council staff at Jack Shanahan Reserve on 4 May 2024 2-4pm
  • Phone Mandy Smith on 02 9392 5635
  • Email
  • Mail Inner West Council, PO BOX 14, Petersham, NSW 2049 (ATT: Mandy Smith)

The last day to provide feedback is Sunday 12 May 2024.

Drop a pin

Online survey

Other ways to provide feedback

We are also committed to making sure you can access the information you need in a format that is right for you.

If you would like information supplied in another language or format, please contact us Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm via these free community services.

You will need to provide the project lead's phone number: 02 9392 5635

What happens next?

All feedback will be reviewed and where possible incorporated into the draft Plan of Management and Master Plan.

Everyone who provided feedback will be given the opportunity to provide feedback on the draft document when it goes on public exhibition.

We acknowledge that this land area traditionally belonged to the Gadigal and Wangal peoples of the Eora nation.

Contact customer service on:

9392 5000

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