Yeo Park and Gough Reserve - 10 year plan


Yeo Park and Gough Reserve are highly valued by the community who rate the park as a desirable location for walking, picnicking, relaxing and using the playground facilities.

Background

In 2016 the former Ashfield Council engaged consultants to prepare plans of management for its parks including Yeo Park and Gough Reserve. A Plan of Management, a 10 year plan, is a strategic document providing a planning and management framework for the future use, development and maintenance of community lands.

How will the plan be implemented?

The plan will inform future directions in park use and maintenance. If new directions emerge

Yeo Park and Gough Reserve are highly valued by the community who rate the park as a desirable location for walking, picnicking, relaxing and using the playground facilities.

Background

In 2016 the former Ashfield Council engaged consultants to prepare plans of management for its parks including Yeo Park and Gough Reserve. A Plan of Management, a 10 year plan, is a strategic document providing a planning and management framework for the future use, development and maintenance of community lands.

How will the plan be implemented?

The plan will inform future directions in park use and maintenance. If new directions emerge Council will consider whether they satisfy the objectives of the plan, zoning and categorisation.

What is happening now?

Council has developed a Draft Plan of Management for Yeo Park and Gough Reserve to guide their use and future improvements.

The draft plan is based on feedback from the community. Key features include:

  • A dog off leash area
  • Restoration of the band rotunda and formalisation of its hire
  • Fencing around the eastern periphery along Old Canterbury Road
  • Greater variety of tables, seating and BBQs within the park
  • More taps and bubblers
  • Clarification of Council’s responsibilities within the park and Yeo Park Infant School's responsibilities

Read the draft plan

Have your say

Your feedback is important and will help Council plan for the future of the Park. You can submit feedback:

  • Online: using the feedback submission form below
  • By mail: addressed to Parks Planning and Engagement Manager, Inner West Council, PO Box 14, Petersham, 2049

The last day to provide feedback is Friday, 15 June 2018.

What happens next?

The feedback received will be incorporated into the final plan which will be considered by Council for adoption. All those who made a submission will be advised when the plan will be considered by Council.


  • Council corrects administrative error

    12 months ago

    At a meeting held on 11 December 2018 Council rescinded the Plan of Management adopted on 9 October 2018 due to an administrative error. At the same meeting Council adopted the Plan of Management dated September 2018. At the same time Council resolved in include a new paragraph in the history section of the plan. 'The area know today as Ashfield and the undulating countryside around Yeo Park was of high significance to the Aboriginal peoples. The area was often used to bring family units together for celebrations and gatherings to connect to country and community by sharing stories and...

    At a meeting held on 11 December 2018 Council rescinded the Plan of Management adopted on 9 October 2018 due to an administrative error. At the same meeting Council adopted the Plan of Management dated September 2018. At the same time Council resolved in include a new paragraph in the history section of the plan. 'The area know today as Ashfield and the undulating countryside around Yeo Park was of high significance to the Aboriginal peoples. The area was often used to bring family units together for celebrations and gatherings to connect to country and community by sharing stories and teaching of lore'

    For more information view the Council Report and read the minutes.

  • Council adopts 10 year plan

    about 1 year ago

    Council considered an engagement report at a meeting on 9 October 2018 and adopted the Yeo Park and Gough Reserve Plan of Management. Council resolution also included direction to undertaken independent cost analysis of the proposed park improvements, notably the restoration of the historic Yeo Park Bandstand/Rotunda. For more information read council minutes and download the final plan.

    Council considered an engagement report at a meeting on 9 October 2018 and adopted the Yeo Park and Gough Reserve Plan of Management. Council resolution also included direction to undertaken independent cost analysis of the proposed park improvements, notably the restoration of the historic Yeo Park Bandstand/Rotunda. For more information read council minutes and download the final plan.