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Magdala Park Draft Masterplan

Consultation closed on 28 March 2021

For the latest project update please see Latest Updates below. 

Last year the City of Ryde asked you about the current and future use of Magdala Park. 

Based on your feedback we have created a draft Masterplan for Magdala Park which includes an increased number of sporting fields (for sports including football and baseball), new baseball pitching/batting facilities, new amenities building, new playground, improved onsite car parking, new walking paths/tracks and other passive park improvements.

We have prepared an online documents to help explain the Magdala Park draft Masterplan and the next steps. Please click on the 'Storyboard' link in the Related Information menu on the right. 

We would now like to hear your feedback on the draft Masterplan for Magdala Park.

WHY IS A MASTERPLAN NEEDED?

Council delivers a wide range of sport and recreation services and natural areas through a network of regional, district, neighbourhood and local open spaces, parklands, sportsgrounds and facilities.

While the network has served the community well for many years, Council recognises that within the context of a rapidly growing and changing area, the roles and functions of our parks and facilities need to be reviewed and updated to meet the community's needs.

 

Latest Updates

Council Resolution - Tuesday 24 August 2021

Published on 7 September 2021

At the Council meeting held on Tuesday 24 August 2021, Council resolved the following:

(a) That Council adopts the Magdala Park Masterplan and its vision for future park improvements, prepared by Place Design Group, dated May 2021, with the inclusion of a kayak rack and a basic ramp without impacting biodiversity.

(b) That Council endorses the closure of the eastern section of the Magdala Road, road reserve (to allow future development of the space for recreation and sporting purposes). This section of land, and the previously gazetted closed section of Page Rd, then be formally integrated into Magdala Park and delegating authority to the General Manager to do all things necessary to affect the road closure, including executing all necessary documentation.

(c) That Council enters detailed discussions with National Parks and Wildlife Services for the land transfer (adjacent to Magdala Park as shown) and delegate authority to the General Manager complete all tasks to affect this land transfer and sub-division including executing all necessary documentation.

(d) That Council write to thank all participants in the development of the Masterplan and inform them of this resolution.

(e) That a Confidential report be brought back to Council, including strategic, legal and policy implications of part (c) soon as practicable.

(f) In regards to the discussion on the design of the amenities building, that staff investigate the inclusion of a meeting room for use by sporting clubs.

  • Click here to view the Minutes from Works and Community Committee Meeting. 
  • Click here to view the Masterplan Report.

Council Meeting - Tuesday 24 August 2021

Published on 19 August 2021

At the Works & Community Committee meeting held on Tuesday 10 August 2021, the Committee made substantive changes to the published recommendations as follows:

(a) That Council adopts the Magdala Park Masterplan and its vision for future park improvements, prepared by Place Design Group, dated May 2021, with the inclusion of a kayak rack and a basic ramp without impacting biodiversity.

(b) That Council endorses the closure of the eastern section of the Magdala Road, road reserve (to allow future development of the space for recreation and sporting purposes). This section of land, and the previously gazetted closed section of Page Rd, then be formally integrated into Magdala Park and delegating authority to the General Manager to do all things necessary to affect the road closure, including executing all necessary documentation.

(c) That Council enters detailed discussions with National Parks and Wildlife Services for the land transfer (adjacent to Magdala Park as shown) and delegate authority to the General Manager complete all tasks to affect this land transfer and sub-division including executing all necessary documentation.

(d) That Council write to thank all participants in the development of the Masterplan and inform them of this resolution.

(e) That a Confidential report be brought back to Council, including strategic, legal and policy implications of part (c) soon as practicable.

(f) In regards to the discussion on the design of the amenities building, that staff investigate the inclusion of a meeting room for use by sporting clubs.

Please note: This matter will be dealt with at the Council Meeting to be held on 24 August 2021 as substantive changes were made to the published recommendation.

  • Click here to view the Minutes from Works and Community Committee Meeting. 
  • Click here to view the Agenda for the Council Meeting.

Works & Community Committee Meeting - Tuesday 10 August 2021

Published on 2 August 2021

Submissions and feedback from Stage 1 and 2 community consultations have been considered in the preparation of the Magdala Park Masterplan design. This Masterplan will be considered for adoption at the Works and Community Meeting on Tuesday 10 August 2021.

Click here to view the agenda for the meeting (excerpt of agenda)

Click here to view the agenda for the meeting (full agenda)

Have Your Say has now closed

Published on 29 March 2021

Have Your Say on the Magdala Park draft Masterplan has now closed.

Have Your Say is now open

Published on 8 March 2021

Have Your Say on the Magdala Park Draft Masterplan is open until Sunday 29 March 2021.

Have Your Say

You can Have Your Say on the Magdala Park draft Masterplan in a number of ways including the interactive map, via e-mail, post or registering for a phone session. 

Provide Feedback via the Interactive Map

Click on the link below for the interactive map to tell us what your favourite features of the draft Masterplan are and any changes you would like to see. If you are unable to fill in this map, please contact Council's Customer Service team on 9952 8222 who will assist you over the phone.  

Submissions must be received up by Sunday 28 March 2021. 

Click here to complete the interactive map

Written Submissions

Written submissions must be clearly marked as 'Magdala Park draft Masterplan'. All submissions must be received by Sunday 28 March 2021.  

Email cityofryde@ryde.nsw.gov.au
Post General Manager, City of Ryde, Locked Bag 2069, North Ryde NSW 1670 

Phone Session

In light of current circumstances, Council will be holding 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 17 March and Friday 19 March 2021. 

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

Registrations for a phone session close at 1.00pm Thursday 18 March 2021.

How will the phone session work?
Once registered, Council staff will contact you at your preferred time to discuss the Magdala Park draft 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.

Phone Registrations have now closed, please contact Customer Service if you would like to register for a phone session. 

Past Have Your Say

Click here for more information about stage 1 community consultation for the Magdala Park Masterplan. 

Related Information

Complete the Interactive Map

Contact Us

If you require more information about the Magdala Park draft Masterplan please call Customer Service on 9952 8222 or email cityofryde@ryde.nsw.gov.au

If you require translating assistance, you may call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask for an interpreter to contact Council for you.

Last updated on 6 August 2021