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Council has developed a 10-year Plan of Management for our neighbourhood and pocket parks across the Inner West Local Government Area. This combined plan outlines current and future uses, development and maintenance of all these parks. Each park has been individually assessed and details for each park may vary.

We are inviting you to provide your feedback on 18 of these parks which are owned by Crown Land:

  1. Ann Cashman Reserve, Balmain
  2. Birchgrove Wharf, Birchgrove
  3. Birrung Park (White Bay Park), Balmain
  4. Brownlee Reserve, Birchgrove
  5. Campbell Street Playground, Balmain
  6. Datchet Street Reserve, Balmain East
  7. Hannan Reserve, Rozelle
  8. Hoskins Street Reserve, Balmain East
  9. Little Nicholson Play Centre, Balmain East
  10. Miklouho Maclay Park, Birchgrove
  11. O'Connor Reserve, Rozelle
  12. Propeller Park, Balmain East
  13. Reg Cody Reserve, Haberfield
  14. Ronald Street Reserve, Birchgrove
  15. Simpson Park, St Peters
  16. Stimson Reserve, Rozelle
  17. Thames Street Wharf, Balmain
  18. Zig Zag Reserve, Balmain East

A Plan of Management (PoM) is a strategic document providing a planning and management framework for the future use, development and maintenance. While PoM is a requirement for all community land owned by Council, it also presents an opportunity to engage with the community and create a vision and values that are consistent with the needs of the current population and establishes how the park can be used in the future.

A pocket park is a small park that has minimal or no assets.

A neighbourhood park is usually used by residents within the immediate vicinity. They can have play equipment and normally has furniture.

  • Back in 2019 we sought the feedback from the community about what they liked and what improvements they would like to see in neighbourhood and pocket parks.

The feedback captured informed the draft Plan of Management.

Read about the initial consultation here.

  • In August 2023, Council sought approval from NSW Crown Land on the Plan of Management for the 18 neighbourhood and pocket parks that are owned by NSW Crown Land.
  • Between October and November 2023, the draft Plan of Management for all other neighbourhood and pocket parks was prepared and the community was invited to have their say about those parks.

Read about the consultation here.

  • In January 2024, approval was given to Council to public exhibit the draft Plan of Management for the 18 parks that are owned by Crown Land.

What is the draft plan for each park?

Find the park that interests you below and click on the blue marker to read the recommendations in the draft Plan of Management. Alternatively, you can view the full document under 'Read the draft Plan of Managemnet' heading.

How to have your say

You are invited to provide your comments on the specific parks mentioned in the draft Plan of Management using the following channels:

  • Attend an in-person session on Saturday 29 June:
    • 10-11am at Simpson Park, St Peters
    • 12.30-2pm at O'Connor Reserve, Rozelle
    • 2.30-4pm at Birrung Park, Balmain
  • Online using the form below
  • Email
  • Mail us at Inner West Council, PO BOX 14, Petersham, NSW, 2049 (Att: Leanne Treasure)
  • Contact the National Relay Service, Monday to Friday between 9am-4pm and provide our phone number: 02 9392 5634 for:
    • Voice relay call 1300 555 727
    • TTY (speak and read) call 133 677
    • SMS relay call 0423 677 767

Feedback closes on Wednesday 31 July 2024.

Online survey

What happens next?

Council will consider all feedback and the draft Neighbourhood and Pocket Park Plan of Management for these 18 parks may be amended accordingly prior to Council's final decision. Everyone who provided feedback will be notified.

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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