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On Parks Strategy and Plans of Management

Ashfield Council is preparing a Parks Strategy, updating Plans of Management for some parks and writing new Plans for  other parks. Plans of Management are ten year documents that are developed with the community to help Council manage parks. This includes strategies for the future use, development and maintenance of park land.

Update May 2016

Council would like to thank residents and stakeholders who participated in our consultation process.  Over 180 people participated in our four open house sessions and stakeholder workshop, and over 200 surveys were completed.

Council and the consultants engaged to work with us on this project are currently reviewing all the feedback from the consultation process  as part of the development of the draft Parks Strategy and Park Plans of Management.

Residents and stakeholders will have further opportunity to comment on the draft documents via the public exhibition process, which will be advertised on this website as soon as soon as they are available.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Plan of Management?

Plans of Management are ten year documents that are developed in consultation with community, to help Council manage parks. They guide the maintenance, future use and development of park land.

View the existing Plans of Management here

What is the Parks Strategy?

The Parks Strategy will be an overarching plan to provide consistent guidance on a range of common use and  issues, across our parks and reserves.

Which parks are included in this project?

All parks in the Ashfield Local Government Areas are included in this project. Generally, larger parks and sports grounds have their own Plans of Management. For example, Ashfield, Pratten, Hammond, Centenary and Algie Parks have their own Plans of Management. These will be updated or reviewed, through this process.

Smaller parks and reserves are included in the Small Parks and General Community Use Plan of Management – which is currently being reviewed, as part of this project. New Plans of Management will be written for Darrell Jackson Gardens, Yeo Park, Robson Park, Richard Murden Reserve and Lewis Hermann Reserve through this process.

Which Plans of Management are included in this project?

New Plans of Management will be written for:

  • Darrell Jackson Gardens, Summer Hill
  • Lewis Hermann Reserve, Ashfield
  • Richard Murden Reserve, Haberfield
  • Robson Park, Haberfield
  • Yeo Park, Ashfield

 Existing Plans of Management will be redeveloped for:

  • Ashfield Park
  • Pratten Park
  • Small Parks and General Community Use

 A review and update will be undertaken for:

  • Hammond Park
  • Algie Park
  • Centenary Park