New plans for Harold Park

Last week, I met residents from across Glebe, Annandale and Forest Lodge to discuss the detailed design of the new public open space at Harold Park.

The redevelopment of the Harold Park site has delivered 3.8 hectares of new, public open space for our community.

The community meeting, held at Glebe Town Hall, was the start of our second round of consultation for the design of this park. The detailed design is now available, and includes water management, play space opportunities, new seating and lighting and new habitat plantings.

A small population of superb fairy-wrens exists in Glebe and Forest Lodge, and we will include native plants in the park to provide habitat for them and increase the biodiversity of the area.

We have received positive feedback from the community about the park, and we will do further work on areas of concern to some local residents, including safety and access to the park.

The public park will form part of the open space network within the Johnstons Creek Parklands. It is the next project guided by the Johnstons Creek Parklands Master Plan which was completed in August 2013.

We hope to start work by the end of the year and have it completed before new residents move into the new development.

Your feedback is important and will be used to finalise the design of this important parkland. All comments are welcome and can be submitted on the Sydney Your Say website by 23 March 2014.

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