Improving Lawrence Hargrave Reserve

We’re upgrading this Elizabeth Bay park to make it safe and inclusive for everyone to enjoy.

Project Status: Under review

Public consultation period to

What we’re doing

An upgrade that will also complement the community garden by improving access and safety.

Quality green open spaces are important for our residents, workers and visitors. Over the next 10 years, we’re upgrading over 60 parks in our area. These park upgrades will create better quality open spaces, help keep our city cooler, and support biodiversity.

We propose to:

  • create welcoming park entries and improve access into the park
  • improve accessibility with 2 new ramps into the park, staircase upgrades and a new path to the community garden
  • provide a range of seating
  • increase the useable green space with a new central turf area
  • enhance native habitat plantings and biodiversity within the park.

This reserve is built above Kings Cross car park. To reduce structural and loading impacts on the roof, we’ll remove some trees including most of the casuarinas. This will also open up the usable green space and improve safety and sight lines in the park. Trees will be replaced with new mature trees to provide the same amount of canopy coverage.

Artist's impression of completed works which include a cross walk and large trees

How you can give feedback

Give your feedback by completing an online form.

Online form

Consultation closes at 5pm on Tuesday 3 December 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 submit.