Improving James Hilder Reserve, Surry Hills

Improving James Hilder Reserve, Surry Hills

Project updates

Find out more about the James Hilder Reserve upgrade.

Project details

We plan to upgrade the playground and add a new fitness station at James Hilder Reserve in Surry Hills and invite your feedback on the proposed design. The proposed upgrade includes a new playground, shade structure and fitness station.

In the next 10 years, we will upgrade more than 60 parks across the City of Sydney area, from small pocket parks to larger local parks.

Quality green open spaces are a high priority for our residents, workers and visitors. These park upgrades will create better quality open spaces for everyone to enjoy, help keep our city cooler, and support biodiversity in our local areas.

The proposal for James Hilder Reserve will: 

  • maintain the open grass and protect mature trees
  • create a new paved forecourt entry into the park from Campbell Street
  • provide new play equipment including a new double swing set, play structure, double seesaw, and scooter track
  • include planting in the playspace to provide a sensory play experience
  • provide a new shade structure, fence, sitting wall and seating
  • provide new trees and plants
  • create a new fitness station.

We will remove 2 small trees to allow space for the new playground and replace these with 9 new feature trees.

How you can give feedback

You can view the proposed design and give your feedback by completing an online form.

Online form

Consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 14 June 2019.

You can also view the proposed design and talk to us at James Hilder Reserve on Sunday 26 May from 9am to 11am

Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation's name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when making your submission.

Other ways to give your feedback

We want to make sure everybody has the opportunity to provide ideas and feedback.

If you prefer to talk to us in person, please contact the City of Sydney officer listed in contacts.

If you are Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service  on 131 450. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.


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Key dates

Public consultation period
17 May to 14 June 2019


Sophie McNamara
Design Manager
02 9265 9333


Online form

Last updated: Monday, 27 July 2020