Steel Park, Marrickville - proposed amendments to the Plan of Management

Thank you for your submission  -  this engagement has now finished.

Research undertaken for the Facilities Need Research – Strategic Directions for Marrickville 2012, showed that there are extensive waiting lists at all childcare facilities and there is little room to expand any of the existing Council owned sites.

Following the completion of a feasibility study Council resolved to provide a new 50 place childcare centre at the existing DAB site. The study located the new childcare centre as a separate building to the DAB adjacent to the corner of Illawarra Road and Thornley Street.

In order to progress with the proposed childcare centre, amendments to the current Plan of Management (PoM) for Steel Park are required to allow for the proposed use.

You are invited to ‘Have Your Say’ on the proposed amendments to the PoM for Steel Park, which are on public exhibition until Thursday 16 October 2014.

Download a copy of the Steel Park Plan of Management with the proposed amendments marked in red on pages 1, 8, 9, 17, 41 and 45.

Have your say in the submission form below


Future plans for Steel Park - within the new Cooks River Plan of Management and Master Plans

Community engagement for a long term PoM and Master Plans for parks along the Cooks Rover (including Steel Park) will commence in October 2014. This will provide an opportunity for input into long term plans for Steel and 7 other parks along the river. This is a separate process from the amendment to the Steel Park PoM above, the primary objective of which is to facilitate the development of the childcare centre.

After 16 October the results of the current public exhibition will be reported back to Council recommending further action.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please call Peter Montague, Coordinator Recreation Planning and Programs on 9335 2037.


Research undertaken for the Facilities Need Research – Strategic Directions for Marrickville 2012, showed that there are extensive waiting lists at all childcare facilities and there is little room to expand any of the existing Council owned sites.

Following the completion of a feasibility study Council resolved to provide a new 50 place childcare centre at the existing DAB site. The study located the new childcare centre as a separate building to the DAB adjacent to the corner of Illawarra Road and Thornley Street.

In order to progress with the proposed childcare centre, amendments to the current Plan of Management (PoM) for Steel Park are required to allow for the proposed use.

You are invited to ‘Have Your Say’ on the proposed amendments to the PoM for Steel Park, which are on public exhibition until Thursday 16 October 2014.

Download a copy of the Steel Park Plan of Management with the proposed amendments marked in red on pages 1, 8, 9, 17, 41 and 45.

Have your say in the submission form below


Future plans for Steel Park - within the new Cooks River Plan of Management and Master Plans

Community engagement for a long term PoM and Master Plans for parks along the Cooks Rover (including Steel Park) will commence in October 2014. This will provide an opportunity for input into long term plans for Steel and 7 other parks along the river. This is a separate process from the amendment to the Steel Park PoM above, the primary objective of which is to facilitate the development of the childcare centre.

After 16 October the results of the current public exhibition will be reported back to Council recommending further action.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please call Peter Montague, Coordinator Recreation Planning and Programs on 9335 2037.


  • What happens next?

    Feedback closes on 16 October 2014. All the submissions received will be collated into a report to the elected Council. The Councillors will consider the report at a Council meeting and will take the community’s wishes into account where possible when deciding whether to adopt the draft without changes, with changes or not to adopt them. Everyone who provides their email address as part of the submission process will be contacted with the date of that Council meeting.


    What happens next?

    Feedback closes on 16 October 2014. All the submissions received will be collated into a report to the elected Council. The Councillors will consider the report at a Council meeting and will take the community’s wishes into account where possible when deciding whether to adopt the draft without changes, with changes or not to adopt them. Everyone who provides their email address as part of the submission process will be contacted with the date of that Council meeting.


    Thank you for your submission  -  this engagement has now finished.