Have your say on the future of Wimbo Park, Surry Hills

The revised concept design includes suggestions from the community and we’ve made safety improvements and increased parkland.

Project Status: Under review

Public consultation period to

What we’re doing

When Transport for NSW and the light rail contractors officially leave Wimbo Park, we will resume management of the site and we’ll progress with our planned improvements.

Our revised design includes:

  • more shade trees and open lawn
  • more parkland and less paving to reduce noise impacts of the light rail
  • more casual seating to enable physical distancing
  • a shared zone along Parkham Lane and a pedestrian-only path through the park
  • more plants and screening to maintain privacy for adjacent homes
  • more plants and screening around the existing substation and electrical kiosks next to Bourke Street
  • retained fence and planting buffer separating the park from the light rail.

The development application modification will be open for public comment in August 2020.

When we resume managing the park, our priority will be to plant trees and arrange much-needed maintenance, so it can be immediately enjoyed by the community.

The park upgrade is expected to start in the first half of 2021 and will take about 10 months.

Revised concept designPDF · 2.09 MB · Last modified

How you can give feedback

Lord Mayor Clover Moore will host an online meeting to provide a project update, report back on the consultation and next steps.

What: Wimbo Park online community update
When: Wednesday 9 September 2020, from 6pm to 7pm
Where: Online. The meeting link will be emailed to people who have registered before the meeting.

Register to attend the meeting

RSVP by 5pm on Monday 7 September.

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.