New Plans for Bicentennial Park Precinct

Council recently agreed to the preparation of a master planning study to look at opportunities for land around Bicentennial Park and endorsed improvements to the children's playground in Jubilee Park.

Building on previous work to create a network of green spaces along the foreshore at Glebe - Bicentennial and Jubilee Parks are part of a corridor of parks and greenery at Rozelle and Blackwattle Bays.

Preparation of a master plan for Bicentennial Park means we can explore options for the future use of disused land near Harold Park as well as Council owned land adjacent to The Crescent, in conjunction with existing parklands and future open space at Harold Park.

More than one third of land at Harold Park - or 3.8 hectares - will be dedicated as public open space and the master planning study means a range of future uses can be considered. Once complete the draft master plan will be made available for public comment and feedback.

Work to improve the children's playground in Jubilee Park will create another exciting space for children to learn, play and explore. It will cater for children aged 2 to 12 and include swings, a slide, a sand pit, nature mound with logs, planks and twig paths, a boardwalk with climbing ropes, a tree platform as well as a picnic shelter, seating and new trees and shrubs. The existing spinning carousel - one of few remaining carousels in Sydney - will be retained and restored.

Together this work builds on the City's long-term goal to provide a continuous foreshore path and series of open spaces between Annandale and Glebe. The already popular network connects 17 hectares of parks and open spaces with the final stage - connecting Bridge Road to the foreshore path behind the Blackwattle Bay Campus of Sydney Secondary College being negotiated with the Department of Education.

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