Revised design and review of environmental factors for new playground and green link in North Rosebery

Part of our work to build new parks, upgrade existing ones and provide more than 21 hectares of 40 parks and playgrounds in Green Square.

Project Status: Open for feedback

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What we’re doing

In March 2021 we invited your feedback on the design for a new park and green link in north Rosebery. The park is at Crewe Place, Confectioners Way and Rosebery Avenue. The green link connects Rosebery Avenue to Stedman Street and Confectioners Way.

The design has been revised based on community feedback and a review of environmental factors for the project is now open for comment.

What is a review of environmental factors?

A review of environmental factors is a report used by councils to assess the main engineering, environmental and planning issues with any projects for public use.

The report details the impacts the project may have on the environment and steps to avoid, minimise or manage those impacts.

The revised design for north Rosebery

  • A larger open lawn area and more trees, shrubs and native plants
  • Greater separation and low fencing between the lawn and playground areas to help control dogs near the playground
  • More seating and bench seats with backs and armrests
  • New playground and play equipment for younger and older age groups
  • Imaginative and accessible play opportunities
  • Accessible public toilets,
  • New lighting and increased shade
  • Better access from the nearby residential apartments

After considering the feedback received and potential noise impacts, we removed the proposed skateable elements, table tennis and basketball half-court from the design. There are nearby basketball facilities at Nuffield, Turruwul and Beaconsfield parks. The closest skate parks are at Waterloo and Sydney parks.

The green link will include more tree and groundcover plants, better paths, a safer connection for people riding between Confectioners Way and Spring Street and new seating. The large fig trees will remain.

This project is part of our work to build new parks, upgrade existing ones and work with developers to provide more than 21 hectares of 40 parks and playgrounds in the Green Square area.

This park will remain on-leash for dogs. Nearby off-leash parks include Sweetacres, Joynton, Nuffield and Beaconsfield parks. See more information about dog parks in the City of Sydney’s area.

The proposed name for the green link, Honeykiss Park, is under review with the NSW Geographical Names Board. The name of the larger park is under consideration. We’ll keep you updated on its progress.

As part of the design review process, Indigenous cultural consultant, Old Ways New, worked with Aboriginal community members to map important cultural knowledge about the place. This report is included in the documentation for the review of environmental factors and informs the revised design, using themes such as nesting, movement, seasonality and sand ridges.

How you can give feedback

Consultation closes at 5pm on Tuesday 28 June 2022
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.

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