Project Status: Planned
What we’re doing
As part of our program to look after our beautiful neighbourhood parks, we’re upgrading Peace Park in Chippendale.
Over the next 10 years, we will renew or upgrade more than 60 parks across the City of Sydney area, from small pocket parks to larger local parks.
How we consulted the community
Since 2019 we undertook 3 rounds of formal consultation on improving Peace Park.
In November 2019 we asked people how they use the park and what they would like us to include in the upgrade. We received 58 survey responses, and we also met with local residents and children’s services.
We used this feedback to develop the concept design, and in July 2020 we asked the community for feedback on the design. We received 64 survey responses, and met with community members online.
The community requested we retain the park’s trees, support the natural turf, and review the shared path and the location of the Birds of Peace & Industry mosaics. We also received requests for better lighting and drainage, and more play opportunities and seating.
In October 2020 we met with a small group of community members in the park to get more detailed feedback. We then modified the design and in November 2020 we asked the community for feedback. We received 18 survey responses and we used this feedback to refine the design, which was approved by Council in February 2021.
Based on the feedback we received from the community, the approved design for Peace Park includes:
- a new fenced play area, including a play structure with a curly slide, straight slide, fire pole and shopfront
- a swing set and 3 seats (2 regular seats and 1 baby seat)
- informal nature play elements such as stepping stones and logs
- lawn planted with hybrid reinforced turf in the sunniest area
- more seating in sunny and shady locations
- a new water bubbler and dog bowl
- better drainage to capture rainwater for use onsite.