Improving Observatory Hill Park pathways, Millers Point

Improving Observatory Hill Park pathways, Millers Point


Council approved the proposed design noting some changes will be made in the design development phase in line with community feedback.

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We plan to upgrade the pathways at Observatory Hill Park in Millers Point and invite your feedback on the proposed design. 

Over the next 10 years, we’re upgrading 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. This network of 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 proposed works are consistent with the Observatory Hill masterplan, adopted in 2012, which continues to guide the works across the park. 

The proposal for Observatory Hill Park includes: 

  • maintenance of the open grass areas and protection of the mature trees
  • upgrades to the perimeter path around the Sydney Observatory 
  • new paving to improve accessibility, circulation and sightlines  
  • improvements to paths to Upper Fort Street
  • fixing lawn erosion and trip hazards on paths from Observatory to Upper Fort Street
  • moving the bench seats and adding new seats along the path 
  • moving bins to entry and exit points
  • working with Sydney Observatory to improve the fence.  

How you can give feedback

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

Online form

Consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 26 April 2019

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
29 March to 26 April 2019


Helen Rogers
Design Manager
02 9265 9333


Online form

Last updated: Wednesday, 20 November 2019