Field of Mars Reserve Plan of Management & Masterplan - Stage 1

Submissions closed on 01 November 2020, 11:59 PM


The City of Ryde is seeking your input to create a new Plan of Management and Masterplan for the Field of Mars Reserve. 

Located in East Ryde, the Field of Mars Reserve is the largest remnant bushland reserve under the care, control and management of the City of Ryde covering approximately 50 hectares. This protected Wildlife Refuge includes natural area (bushland), sections of Buffalo and Strangers Creeks, walking tracks, Visitors Centre/amenities building, Environmental Education Centre, picnic area and car park. The reserve contains several endangered ecological communities and threatened species and provides significant habitat for native birds and animals.

The Plan of Management for Field of Mars Reserve will identify objectives and targets and propose strategies to protect and guide the future maintenance and management of this reserve, in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993Crown Land Management Act 2016 and National Parks & Wildlife Act 1974

The Masterplan for Field of Mars Reserve will identify how the reserve can be protected, upgraded and improved over the next 20 years.

We would like to hear what you currently like about the Field of Mars Reserve, ideas and suggestions for how the reserve can be managed, maintained, protected and improved now and into the future.


You can Have Your Say on the Field of Mars Reserve Plan of Management and Masterplan in a number of ways including online survey, register for a phone session or by written submission.

Complete the Online Survey

Complete the online survey to tell us what your favourite features of the reserve are and any ideas or suggestions you may have. Submissions will be received up until Sunday 1 November 2020. 

Click here to complete the Online Survey

Phone Sessions

In light of current circumstances, Council will be trialling phone sessions in lieu of face-to-face community drop-in sessions.

We invite you to complete the registration form below to register for a one-on-one discussion over the phone with a member of the project team to ask any questions you have and provide your feedback.

Council will be making phone calls between Wednesday 21 October and 12.00noon Saturday 24 October 2020. 

Registration is required for a phone session. If you don’t have internet access, please call Customer Service on 9952 8222. 

Registrations for phone sessions close Wednesday 21 October at 5.00pm. Registrations has now closed, please contact Customer Service if you would like to register for a phone session.  


How will the phone session work?
Once registered, Council staff will contact you at your preferred time to discuss the Field of Mars Reserve Plan of Management and Masterplan. Please be mindful that Council will have a number of calls to make and we kindly ask that you keep your call to 15 minutes.

What will happen if I don't answer the call from Council?
In the event you do not answer, Council staff will ring you again one more time during the period.

What will happen if I have registered, but don't receive a call from Council?
If you do not receive a call from Council during this period, we will organise another mutually suitable time to contact you.

Written Submissions

Written submissions must be clearly marked as 'Field of Mars Reserve Plan of Management and Masterplan'. All submissions must be received by Sunday 1 November 2020.

Post General Manager, City of Ryde, Locked Bag 2069, North Ryde NSW 1670 

Privacy Statement
Personal information collected from you (including responses to forms and surveys) is held and used by Council under the provisions of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. The supply of information is voluntary, however if you cannot provide, or do not wish to provide the information sought, Council may be unable to process your application or request, or consider your submission. Please note that the exchange of information between the public and Council, may be accessed by others and could be made publicly available under the Government Information Public Access Act 2009 (GIPA Act). If you require further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222.


Field of Mars Reserve, Pittwater Road, East Ryde 2113  View Map

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If you require more information about the Field of Mars Reserve Plan of Management & Masterplan please call Customer Service on 9952 8222 or email