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City of Ryde Parks – Proposed Land Categorisations

Consultation closed on 29 July 2020

Earlier this year, the City of Ryde placed the Draft Generic Plan of Management for Parks and General Community Use, and the Draft Generic Plan of Management for Sportsgrounds on public exhibition. 

Part of this process included the requirement of a public hearing for the proposed recategorisation of part of Marsfield Park and the multiple categorisations of Crown Land. Due to restrictions on public gatherings, Council had to postpone the public hearing.

Council has now changed the public hearing in line with current restrictions and is proposing the following categorisations/recategorisations of parks that form part of the Draft Plans of Management for Parks and General Community Use, Sportsgrounds, Paramatta River Parklands and Natural Areas.

PROPOSED RECATEGORISATION OF PART OF MARSFIELD PARK FROM GENERAL COMMUNITY USE TO PARK

The category 'Park' more closely aligns with the Community Land core objectives for the use of this area as well as the Crown Land Purpose of public recreation.

PROPOSED CATEGORISATION/RECATEGORISATION OF PARTS OF GLADES BAY PARK

The proposed categories more closely align with the current use of the areas:

  • Inclusion of a new area to the park in the north which will be categorised as Natural Area – Bushland
  • Expansion of Natural Area – Bushland from Park in the north of the park
  • Recategorisation from Natural Area - Bushland to Park in the north-east of the park
  • Recategorisation from Natural Area – Bushland to Park in the south of the park. 

PROPOSED RECATEGORISATION OF PARKS IN THE DRAFT NATURAL AREAS PLAN OF MANAGEMENT

  • Part of Burrows Park from General Community Use to Natural Area - Bushland
    The area currently categorised as General Community Use is maintained as a natural area
  • Part of Denistone Park from Park to Natural Area - Bushland
    To straighten the boundary line to allow better management of the natural area
  • Hubert Hunt Reserve from Park to Natural Area - Bushland
    Consistent with its current use and maintenance as bushland
  • Part of Stewart Park  from Park to Natural Area - Bushland
    Old amenities block is no longer there, so categorisation should revert from Park to the adjoining categorisation of Natural Area-Bushland
  • Civic Gateway from Natural Area-Bushland to Park
    The planted area was incorrectly categorised as Natural Area when it more closely resembles a park
  • Part of Pindari Park From Natural Area-Bushland to Park
    The proposed Park categorisation is the area of the park required to accommodate a playground 

MULTIPLE CATEGORISATIONS OF CROWN LAND IN THE DRAFT GENERIC PLANS OF MANAGEMENT FOR PARKS AND GENERAL COMMUNITY USE, AND SPORTSGROUNDS 

The current categorisation of the below Crown land parks is not proposed to change.  However multiple categorisations were assigned to those Crown land parks in 2001, and these multiple categorisations are proposed to be retained in the 2020 Draft Generic Plans of Management for Parks and General Community Use and for Sportsgrounds.

  • Brush Farm Park
  • Glen St Reserve
  • Ryde Park
  • North Ryde Park
  • Westminister Park
  • Monash Park

To undertake these changes, a public hearing is required under the Local Government Act 1993 Section 40A and of the Crown Land Management Act 2016 Section 3.2(7)(d). Click here for background information on the proposed land categorisations and the public hearings

Latest Updates

Public Hearing Report is now available to view

Published on 19 August 2020

As part of the Sportsgrounds, Parks and General Community Use - Draft Plans of Management and Parramatta River Parklands - Draft Plan of Management, the City of Ryde Parks - Proposed Land Categorisations public hearing was held on Wednesday 22 July 2020.

All submissions and feedback provided during the public hearing have been incorporated into the public hearing report which has been made publicly available as required by Section 47G(3) of the Local Government Act 1993. 

The City of Ryde Parks - Proposed Land Categorisations report is now available for viewing. 

Click here to view the report.

The public hearing report will accompany the amendedSportsgrounds, Parks and General Community Use - Draft Plans of Management and Parramatta River Parklands - Draft Plan of Management that will be presented to Council for adoption.

Have Your Say has now closed

Published on 30 July 2020

Have Your Say on the City of Ryde Parks - Proposed Land Recategorisations has now closed.

Have Your Say is now open

Published on 24 June 2020

The Parramatta River Parklands Draft Plan of Management and the Sportsgrounds, Parks and General Community Use - Draft Plans of Management was on public exhibition from 9 March to 19 April 2020. Submissions on the Draft Plan of Management have now closed.

However, due to the public hearing being rescheduled, submissions on the City of Ryde Parks - Proposed Land Categorisation are still being accepted. 

Have Your Say on the City of Ryde Parks - Proposed Land Categorisation is now open until Wednesday 29 July 2020. 

Have Your Say

You can have your say on the City of Ryde Parks – Proposed Land Categorisations in several ways including online , e-mail,  post or registering for the Public Hearing. 

Please note submissions for the Draft Generic Plans of Management for Parks, General Community Use, Sportsgrounds and the Parramatta River Parklands Plan of Management have now closed. However, due to the public hearing being rescheduled, submissions on the proposed land categorisations listed above are still being accepted.

Written submissions must be clearly marked as 'City of Ryde Parks – Proposed Land Categorisations'. All submissions must be received by Wednesday 29 July 2020.

Public Hearing (now through phone call or video link)

Local residents are invited to attend the public hearing for the proposed land categorisations of parks as per the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993 Section 40A and of the Crown Land Management Act 2016 Section 3.2(7)(d).

Council has changed the public hearing in line with current restrictions. Residents are invited to attend through a phone call or video link. Registrations are essential.

Date   Wednesday 22 July 2020
Time     4.30pm – 6.00pm
(Hosted by Sandy Hoy - Director, Parkland Planners)

Click here to register for this session

Please note: Registrations will be unavailable from 1.00am - 1.00pm (approximately) Saturday 4 July 2020 for site maintenance. 

Registrations close Wednesday 22 July at 12.00 Noon. Registrations are now closed. 

How do I participate in the public hearing?

To participate in the public hearing, you can join us through a phone call or video link. Once you have registered, instructions will be provided to you on how to join the meeting.

If you are unable to register, please call our Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222. Once registered, Council will provide you with further information on how to join the session.

Online Submission

Online submissions have now closed. 

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Past Have Your Say

Click here for more information about Parramatta River Parklands - Draft Plan of Management. 

Click here for more information about Sportsgrounds, Parks and General Community Use - Draft Plan of Management.

Last updated on 19 August 2020